MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — The Miami Beach Police Department says additional officers will start patrolling Ocean Drive this weekend to keep an eye on a raucous spring break crowd. That was one of the solutions that came out of Tuesday's emergency meeting of the Miami Beach City Commission. The Miami Herald reports frustrated residents packed the auditorium after the first two weeks of spring break brought a number of incidents including brawls, a woman knocked unconscious, a motorist serving drinks to passengers in another vehicle and a woman falling to her death from the window of a moving car. Mayor Dan Gelber said the city can't allow "thousands of people to drink and get high" and have a block party on Ocean Drive. He says they've been lucky "something worse" hasn't happened. … [Read more...] about Raucous spring break crowds stressing Miami Beach officials
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Airbnb and Miami Beach Are at War. Travelers Are Caught in the Crossfire. Advertisement Supported by The Florida city, like others around the country, is trying to control the home sharing market. Renters often find out their weekend home is illegal when they get a knock on the door. March 9, 2019 ByTariro Mzezewa On a recent Friday evening, David Igbokwe and his friends were relaxing in their Miami Beach Airbnb, listening to music and getting ready to go out to dinner. Their plans were interrupted by a knock at the door. “City of Miami Beach,” said Jackie Caicedo, a code compliance officer who works for the city. Mr. Igbokwe opened the door and began answering questions: Was he from Miami Beach? No. Was he on vacation? Yes. Did he find the apartment on Airbnb? Yes. Ms. Caicedo had some … [Read more...] about Airbnb and Miami Beach Are at War. Travelers Are Caught in the Crossfire.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach will partner with Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management to offer students practical learning experiences. Through the school’s Program On Demand, students will visit the property from March 8 to 10 to learn about hotel management. Launched last fall, the university’s Program On Demand offers off-campus courses focused on hands-on learning. When students visit next weekend, the hotel will provide them with the opportunity to learn from its department leaders about the different aspects of running a successful hotel, including room operations, food and beverage, finance and marketing. At the end of the program, participants will receive assessments, a final grade and a certificate of completion. “I’m honored to have the chance to give back to my alma mater and to inspire the next generation of hospitality professionals,” said the hotel’s president and chief operating … [Read more...] about Fontainebleau Miami Beach Partners With FIU for Educational Program
After a wild spring break last year, Miami Beach has a new public service campaign that warns college students, "Enjoy your vacation. Don't leave on probation!" It's part of the city's $33,000 messaging campaign that some might interpret as an effort to discourage young people from visiting the urban island city during spring break. In a letter to Mayor Dan Gelber and commissioners, Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales detailed the campaign that will roll out through a mix of local, national and global media outlets and social media channels. "This new plan is to reach out in advance to as many college students as possible who might be considering Miami Beach as their Spring Break destination to advise them that the MBPD will be rigorously enforcing traffic and quality-of-life laws and ordinances during the spring break period," Morales wrote in the letter. The plan includes ads with links to a new website MBspringbreak.com to educate visitors on what not to do during spring break. … [Read more...] about Miami Beach to party crowd: “Don’t leave on probation!”
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | 36 Hours in Miami and Miami Beach Supported by From South Beach to Little Haiti and beyond, the metropolitan Miami area has plenty to offer everyone from beachgoers and music lovers to gallery hoppers and foodies. ByBrett Sokol Feb. 14, 2019 There was a time when it wasn’t unusual to hear visitors use South Beach as shorthand for the entire Miami metropolitan area. The confusion was understandable — for those weekend warriors there was little reason to venture beyond the city of Miami Beach’s telegenic, Art Deco-emblazoned, southernmost tip. No more. South Beach’s famously louche night life has fanned out across Biscayne Bay and onto the mainland, along with cutting-edge art galleries, top-notch restaurants and funky but chic boutiques. The growing pains are unavoidable — … [Read more...] about 36 Hours in Miami and Miami Beach