Midtown Versus Sunset Harbour: Who is the winner of the 2013 Curbed Cup First Round?
by Sep Niakan | December 20, 2013
This year we're pairing Midtown, last year's reigning champ, with the neighborhood that got perhaps the most nominations of this year, and last year, Sunset Harbour. Arguably, however, last year was a bigger year for Sunset Harbour than this year was. Meanwhile the opposite is true for Midtown. What's new at Sunset Harbour? Palau continues to sell out, and with a tweaked design, finally made nice with the neighbors over on Sunset Island IV. The acclaimed restaurants, the multiple grocery stores in walking distance, the hop over to the Standard Hotel, and the burgeoning street life all lead to a very happy Sunset Harbour.
Midtown has been booming in both good and bad ways. With development practically happening in every direction, the area is poised for yet another seismic change. Controversially, Miami's most urban Walmart is coming to the heart of the neighborhood, but on the other hand, the Design District to the north will soon have lots and lots of luxury shopping. The Related Group is building Hyde Midtown on the former 3 Midtown site. Oh, and across 29th street from Midtown's southern bounds, the Blue Starlite Urban Mini Drive In, an actual drive-in movie theater just opened. How cool is that?
by Sep Niakan | November 29, 2016
This is a story of how one Miami condo dweller (that's me, Sep Niakan) gave up his car at the end of his lease and gained freedom (and $$) in its place. If you have been thinking of getting rid of your car or know someone who is, read...
by Sep Niakan | November 24, 2016
Lending, specifically FHA lending, is inching forward in favor of Miami Condos. Before President Trump pulls out any game-changers, I thought it would be the right time to reflect on a Bill passed into law by President Obama this August. The...
by Sep Niakan | November 22, 2016
It’s been almost a year since BrickellHouse’s robotic parking garage blunder, and I’ve been thinking about what this means for the automated parking business in Miami condos. In brief, Boomerang Systems (the robotic garage...
by Sep Niakan | October 31, 2016
From a humble 9-to-5 district to after-dark playground for the it-crowd, Downtown Miami has had quite a turnaround in the past decade or so. According to the latest Miami Downtown Development Authority report, there are now 88,540 residents in...