Miami Beach Convention Center http://blog.wlrn.org en North American Bitcoin Conference Comes To Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/north-american-bitcoin-conference-comes-miami <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bitcoin users from around the world attended this year's North American </span>Bitcoin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Conference this past weekend at the Miami Beach Convention Center.</span></p><p>Moe Levin, who organized the conference, says attendance exceeded his expectations.</p><p>"I was expecting 800 people and now there are 1,200," Levin said. "<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It [was] a hugely successful&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bitcoin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;conference."</span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:00:56 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 27039 at http://blog.wlrn.org North American Bitcoin Conference Comes To Miami Digital Currency Conference Hits Miami Beach http://blog.wlrn.org/post/digital-currency-conference-hits-miami-beach <p></p><p>Hundreds of Bitcoin users flocked to Miami Beach this weekend for the <a href="http://btcmiami.com/" target="_blank">North American Bitcoin Conference</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Bitcoin is a form of digital currency that Florida Atlantic University finance professor Charles Evans says&nbsp;will change the way international business is conducted.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:54:20 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 26863 at http://blog.wlrn.org Digital Currency Conference Hits Miami Beach DCF, Shakespeare And The Lieutenant Governor http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dcf-shakespeare-and-lieutenant-governor <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On The Florida Roundup: After a nine-month vacancy,&nbsp;Gov. Rick Scott picks a new lieutenant governor.&nbsp; Miami-Dade property appraiser Carlos&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lopez-Cantera</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;becomes the first Hispanic to hold the position.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:02:55 +0000 Elaine Chen 26589 at http://blog.wlrn.org DCF, Shakespeare And The Lieutenant Governor Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine Responds To Your Ideas http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-beach-mayor-philip-levine-responds-your-ideas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For our&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/what-south-floridians-would-do-help-their-cities" style="line-height: 1.5;">If I Were Mayor project</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, we asked what you would do if you were in charge of your town. Now, after the elections, we’re taking your ideas to the mayors. I&nbsp;spoke to Philip Levine, who was sworn in as the new mayor of Miami Beach Monday, Nov. 25.</span></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:58:02 +0000 Elaine Chen 24165 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine Responds To Your Ideas What You Should Know About South Florida Elections This Week http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-you-should-know-about-south-florida-elections-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though voter turnout in this off-year election was low in Miami-Dade county, some changes will be tangible and immediate: like the property tax hike to pay for renovations of the Jackson hospital system. We review other local election results from this week.</span></p><p>While it’s not yet 2014, elections for next year are already gearing up. Charlie Crist declared his candidacy for a return to the governor’s seat. He’ll face off first against former state Senator Nan Rich.&nbsp; We speak to both Democratic candidates.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:17:27 +0000 Elaine Chen 23372 at http://blog.wlrn.org What You Should Know About South Florida Elections This Week Miami Beach Convention Center Referendum Canceled After Court Decision http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-beach-convention-center-referendum-canceled-after-court-decision <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">An appeals court on Friday left Miami Beach to cancel a planned referendum on a $1 billion renovation of the city’s convention center, ruling commissioners must first approve a lease that voters could then consider.</span></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:09:10 +0000 Douglas Hanks 20937 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Beach Convention Center Referendum Canceled After Court Decision Miami Beach Approves New Convention Center Plans; A Public Vote Is Next http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-beach-approves-new-convention-center-plans-public-vote-next <p></p><p>After months of deliberation, a winner has emerged.</p><p>Company&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;">South Beach ACE has won a contentious City Commission bid to redevelop the Miami Beach Convention Center, in what they have termed as the most important development in the history of Miami Beach.</span></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:37:01 +0000 Daniel Rivero 17637 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Beach Approves New Convention Center Plans; A Public Vote Is Next Why Broward Is A Better Porn Market Than Miami Beach http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-broward-better-porn-market-miami-beach <p>Exxxotica should be a familiar word to any South Floridian who regularly reads a "What to Do This Weekend" column.</p><p>It's a big sex-and-pornography convention that's been bringing fans annually to the Miami Beach Convention Center for the last seven years. But after a souring relationship with Miami Beach -- and a conclusion that Fort Lauderdale offers a much richer vein of porn consumers -- Exxxotica has moved to the Broward Convention Center where its inaugural weekend is underway.</p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 17:46:42 +0000 Rick Stone 15065 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Broward Is A Better Porn Market Than Miami Beach No Super Bowl For You! http://blog.wlrn.org/post/join-florida-roundup-live-chat-noon-wlrn-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>On The Florida Roundup today at noon:</p><p><strong>Dolphins Stadium</strong></p><p>The Florida Legislature balked on proposed renovations to Miami Dolphins stadium. A &nbsp;public referendum (already in progress) on the renovations was called off. And to make matters worse, the NFL&nbsp;<a href="http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-05-21/sports/sfl-south-florida-snubbed-as-super-bowl-host-20130521_1_super-bowl-l-sun-life-stadium-marlins-park" target="_blank">denied South Florida a Super Bowl.</a></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 14548 at http://blog.wlrn.org No Super Bowl For You! Old Miami Arena Site Gets New Plans; Here's A Timeline Of The Property http://blog.wlrn.org/post/old-miami-arena-site-gets-new-plans-heres-timeline-property <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you know that if you dig deep enough into the property records of any piece of real estate in the state of Florida you will find that all the land originally belonged to the Spanish Crown?</span></p><p class="p1">But ever since the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1821, land ownership has been like a hot potato, changing hands incessantly.&nbsp; Indeed, taking a deep look into any one piece of property (likely where you live, included) will reveal a surreal story for the ages.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 20:07:08 +0000 Daniel Rivero 14250 at http://blog.wlrn.org Old Miami Arena Site Gets New Plans; Here's A Timeline Of The Property Two Visions Of New Miami Beach Convention Center Emerge http://blog.wlrn.org/post/two-visions-new-miami-beach-convention-center-emerge <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; "><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/14/3397269/two-teams-vying-for-miami-beach.html" target="_blank">In their first fully fleshed-out presentations on Tuesday, the developers competing to redevelop the Miami Beach Convention Center area described a vibrant new urban district of interconnected green spaces and cultural opportunities anchored by cutting-edge designs</a> — even as they crossed swords over which plan would yield more benefits to the city at a better cos Wed, 15 May 2013 17:44:39 +0000 Christina Veiga & Andres Viglucci 14104 at http://blog.wlrn.org Two Visions Of New Miami Beach Convention Center Emerge