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Thursday, December 13, 2018   /   by Leon Zhivelev

PortMiami's record-breaking day

PortMiami has been expanding to accommodate bigger ships, more passengers and larger profits over the last few years. With brand new terminals and even a brand new tunnel, PortMiami's expansion has helped expand Miami's huge tourism industry. 

This past Sunday, it is estimated that roughly 52,000 passengers either departed or arrived back to the port, the highest single-day ridership to date.

The Allure of the Seas (Royal Carribean), Empress of the Seas (Royal Caribbean), Oceania Riviera (Oceania Cruises), Norwegian Getaway (Norwegian Cruise Line), MSC Divina (MSC Cruises), San Gwann (FRS Carribean), Disney Magic (Disney Cruise Line), Carnival Magic (Carnival Cruise Lines) & Carnival Horizon (Carnival Cruise Lines) were the 9 ships in port on the historic day at PortMiami.



Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos A. Gimenez, said:
“I want to welcome all cruise visitors to Miami-Dade County and encourage them to explore all that our community has to ...

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Thursday, July 27, 2017   /   by Leon Zhivelev

The Castaways - The Lost History of Sunny Isles Beach

Originally named "Fairyland Recreational Island", an amusement park with a Ferris Wheel and more, was planned to be built on the island before the plans were scrapped. Later, the Castaway Hotel was built in 1958 instead.

What is now known as Oceania Island Condominiums at Collins Avenue and 163rd street, was once a perfect example of what the average tourist thought Miami was from the 1950's to the 1970's. 
 
Once known as 'America's Most FUNderful Resort Motel', the Castaways Hotel was designed with Oriental / Neo-Chinese Polynesian Pastiche architecture.  It was extravagant and was one of the gems of Miami Beach's "Motel Row". 
 
The motel featured 540 rooms, tennis courts, putting greens and a world famous bar known as the "Wreck Bar". Open from 11AM-5AM, the Wreck bar played live rock'n'roll to its patrons and featured bikini wearing go-go table dancers. They gave away maracas, mallets and other musical instruments to anyone who asked. The 'Wre ...

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017   /   by Leon Zhivelev

MAY 2017: Best Month of May In Miami History for Single Family Home Sales

Miami’s single-family home market registered its best May in history as total home sales, median prices, dollar volume, traditional sales and luxury transactions surged, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.

Up 9.9% from May 2016, this last month, Miami saw 1,344 single-family home sales, the most in any month of May in Miami History. 
• Total Condo Sales also were up 5.7%
• Total Residential Sales were up 7.7%
• Total Dollar Volume went up 14.7%

The overall health of the Miami market can be seen by the single-family mid-market home sales, or transactions for properties listed between $200,000 and $600,000. Homes within this range rose 27.9%. Mid-Market homes make up 71.9% of all single family home sales in Miami-Dade County.

Miami's single family home prices have risen in 66 consecutive months, over the last 5 and a half years. Prices for single-fam ...

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Thursday, June 22, 2017   /   by Leon Zhivelev

First known view of Miami?? Fort Dallas 1849 Drawing - TBT

This wonderful look back into Miami History claims this drawing to be the earliest depiction of settlement in Miami drawn by a soldier stationed at Ft.Dallas in 1849.

Courtesy of Alvin Lederer

1849, hand drawn Bird’s-Eye-View of Miami, Florida - in fact, THE first known view of a settlement on the spot where the City of Miami would eventually flourish!! This drawing was made by a member of Company F of the United States Army’s 2nd Artillery Regiment which occupied the land at the mouth of the Miami River (then known as Fort Dallas) from October 1849 to December 1850. This was the third and longest occupation of the site of Miami, Florida by U.S. Army troops and was the first occupation since the site was abandoned in January, 1841.

We cannot stress enough the historical importance of this amazing View. It is the first known depiction of the settlement at the mouth of the Miami River and as such is the first known view of what would become the City of Miami, F ...

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