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Vintage Newsreels from the ’80s Tell the Story of a Booming Miami.

The 1980 roared in Miami. Not only was the city's image and identity transformed in ways both good and bad, mixing global glamour with global intrigue, but the city itself changed physically. In that decade Greater Miami saw a building boom, blending luxury condo towers with avant-garde architecture, new public amenities and institutions, and a flood of stylish, luxury hotels catering to different kinds of travelers than the old beachside hostelries of earlier.

111-Year-Old Estate of Coconut Grove’s Founding Family Lists for $12.9M

With just over one acre of land on South Bayshore Drive, the rambling estate of John T. Peacock, a member of Coconut Grove's founding Peacock family, this 111-year-old historic pile is on an unusually large piece of land for a property in the heart of the Grove. Overlooking Kennedy Park, and an old sheltered inlet that practically ends at its front gate, the listing is asking for a healthy $12.9 million.

Vintage Postcards of Famous & Lesser-Known Miami Beach Hotels

Miami Beach, a city of hotels, is often known for its most famous establishments of yesterday and today: places like the Fontainebleau, the Eden Roc, and the Delano. But there are scores of lesser-known hotels that have come and gone and often show different, more surprising sides to the beach. A catalog of hotel postcards from the University of Miami Libraries shows some of the big famous hotels, but even more smaller establishments that have been almost forgotten over the years. Check them out, this way.

Miami Motel Stories Presents Immersive Theater and Local History on Miami’s Iconic Biscayne Boulevard

While you're at this season's iteration of Miami Motel Stories, the action surrounds you. You're watching a short play set in a motel room, at some point in the history of the Gold Dust Motel on Miami's iconic Biscayne Boulevard. The play takes up the entire room. But you can also hear thumping and pounding and shouting and muffled drama happening in the rooms all around you. The thin walls of the motel expose passion and life that are imbued in this place.

The History of Miami’s Margaret Pace Park, and the Interesting Buildings That Surround It

One of Miami’s liveliest public spaces is Margaret Pace Park, at the south end of Edgewater, one of the city’s most rapidly transforming neighborhoods. Lined with towering residential towers on the west, and the shimmering blue waters of Biscayne Bay on the east, the park is a favorite of neighborhood residents. The park features basketball, tennis, a large playground, volleyball, sweeping lawns, public art, and a meandering baywalk with spectacular views of the bay.

The History of Brickell: Miami’s Manhattan

Bordered by the Miami River to the north, Biscayne Bay to east, the Rickenbacker Causeway to the South, and I-95 to the west, Brickell is one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods. Constantly evolving, Brickell has changed radically over the years, including an incredible development boom in the last twenty years. Brickell is a hub of the Latin American financial industry, and home to many of Miami’s foreign consulates, as well as thousands of condo-dwelling urbanites. Beginning as a neighborhood of luxurious mansions over a hundred years ago, Brickell has become the densest neighborhood south of Manhattan.

The History of Miami’s Edgewater Neighborhood

Edgewater is a long, and somewhat narrow neighborhood bordering Biscayne Bay in Miami. One of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods, it really developed in booms that mirror Miami’s repeated eras of development through its history.

Villa Paula, Cuba’s Elusive Former Consulate, is About to Hit the Market

Villa Paula, the storied, old Cuban consulate in Miami, is about to hit the market. Listed by ONE Sotheby’s International Realty agent Jean-Louis Delbeke, the property will hit the market at $4.5million as part of a four-lot commercial assemblage, according to a publicist.

The Amazing Murals of Miami’s Football Sandwich Shop

The iconic Football Sandwich Shop on NE 2nd Avenue is a Miami institution. This institution, however, may or may not be closed for good. A recent-ish post on the Big Bubble dove into that question. Sadly, in addition to no more delicious subs, the news of its closure might also mean the loss of the gorgeous murals celebrating the Miami Dolphins that grace every inch of the exterior. They're murals are still there, though, for now. So, check them out in our gallery, this way...

Rare 1970s Time Capsule at the Swinging Palm Bay Club Hits the Market

The Palm Bay Club was the destination for the fabulous glitterati of 1970s Miami. In 1965, Sports Illustrated called it 'Connie's Club for Homeless Glitterbugs,' referencing its creator Connie Dinkler. I found an old article somewhere that said Vidal Sassoon himself came once and did everyone's hair.