The Sweet Life With Miami Food Porn

The Sweet Life With Miami Food Porn

Dana Rozansky, the culinary photographer, food blogger and go to Miami ‘grammer behind the famed “Miami Food Porn” Instagram account is celebrating 100K followers. And with t…

A partir de julio entrarán en vigor 11 leyes en Florida

A partir de julio entrarán en vigor 11 leyes en Florida

Durante la pasada legislatura estatal, el Congreso, el Senado y el gobernador Rick Scott aprobaron una serie de propuestas que van desde el control de ciertos medicamentos y la seguridad en las escuelas públicas hasta ciertas limitaciones al acceso público en playas. Todas estas nuevas leyes entran en vigor el 1 de julio.

-Transparencia de precios para medicamentos recetados

Esta ley exige que los establecimientos farmacéuticos informen a los clientes si existe un medicamento equivalente más económico y si la obligación de costo compartido para el cliente excede el precio minorista de la receta, en ausencia de cobertura de medicamentos recetados.

-Ley de seguridad para las escuelas públicas

Esta ley exige que agentes juramentados del orden estén estacionados en todas las escuelas del estado. En colaboración con el Departamento de Asuntos Legales, la autoridad estatal dispone de una nueva herramienta digital que permite a los estudiantes, profesores, padres y todos enviar información anónima sobre actividades sospechosas. La ley también requiere entrenamiento de defensa con arma de fuego para personal escolar.

-Requerimientos para graduación “high school”

Esta medida autoriza el uso de los créditos, o notas, obtenidos en un curso paralelo aprobado o un programa especial que satisfaga los requisitos específicos de graduación de la escuela secundaria.

– Exenciones de tarifas postsecundarias

Una ley que autoriza a una institución de la red de “colleges” de la Florida cualquier porción de la tarifa de servicio y actividad estudiantil, la tarifa de ayuda financiera, la tarifa de tecnología, la tarifa de mejora de capital, etc. para un estudiante que es miembro activo de las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos Estados y que utilice la asistencia militar de matrícula proporcionada por el Departamento de Defensa del país.

-Licencias de matrimonio

Aunque en principio la medida existía, esta ley subraya que una licencia de matrimonio no se puede emitir a una persona menor de 18 años, excepto en ciertas circunstancias.

-Amenazas sobre tiroteos masivos o actos de terrorismo

Este código castiga a cualquier persona que realice, publique o transmita una amenaza de tiroteo o de bomba por escrito u otro registro, incluido un registro electrónico (como redes sociales), y la acusa de cometer un delito mayor de segundo grado.

-Sustancias controladas

Mientras la Florida afronta el mal de la adicción a los opioides, la ley tiene como objetivo poner límites a la cantidad de prescripciones que un médico puede emitir para el tratamiento de dolores agudo. La receta no puede exceder un suministro de tres días, a menos que siete días sean “médicamente necesarios”.

-Animales que no son oriundos de la Florida

Esta medida requiere que la Comisión de Conservación de Peces y Vida Silvestre establezca un programa piloto para la erradicar determinadas especies invasoras en áreas naturales y ecosistemas de la península.

-Educación y acoso

De esta manera, los estudiantes que están sujetos a un incidente de violencia o intimidación en la escuela, tienen la oportunidad de obtener ayuda financiera para asistir a una escuela privada elegible, en lugar de permanecer en un entorno escolar inseguro. Estos fondos serán financiados por quienes quieran donar los impuestos regulares de la compra de un vehículo.

-Servicios de empleo para personas con discapacidad

Este nuevo estatuto plantea que personas con discapacidades, que se desenvuelvan en ciertas actividades laborales sean consideradas empleados del Estado a los fines de la compensación de trabajadores.

-Restringir el acceso público a ciertas zonas de playa

Esta medida permite a empresas privadas y propietarios decidir si quieren restringir al público el uso de su porción de arena, a partir de la llamada línea de marea alta. Eso significa que la arena seca adyacente a su edificio podría ser privada, mientras que la arena húmeda continuará siendo pública.

 

 

Fuente: Diario de las Américas

Duke Realty drops $180M at Hialeah industrial park

Duke Realty drops $180M at Hialeah industrial park

Countyline Corporate Park and James B. Connor

Hialeah’s industrial market just got hotter.

Duke Realty just dropped $180 million at Flagler Global Logistics’ 8 million-square-foot industrial park on the northwest corner of Northwest 154th Street and and Northwest 97th Avenue.

Countyline Corporate Park is being developed by Flagler Global Logistics, a subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries. Flagler assembled the 95-acre site in 2005 for a combined $38.3 million. It’s near the border of Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

The first phase totals about nine buildings, including one under construction. Property records show Duke Realty bought the first three buildings as part of the first phase. It’s also under contract to buy a fourth building totaling 208,000 square feet, records show.

In all, Duke Realty will purchase buildings totaling 1.2 million square feet.

The largest warehouse spans about 500,000 square feet. It is the future site of aircraft services company KLX Aerospace Solutions’ new headquarters. Other tenants include CGI Windows, which inked a roughly 325,000-square-foot lease at the park.

Duke Realty, a major owner and developer of industrial properties in the United States, has been active in South Florida. In 2014, the company sold a 465,600-square-foot business park in Plantation for $128 million. Last year, it paid $55 million for a 17.5-acre industrial project in Fort Lauderdale and invested nearly $80 million in three new warehouses in Hialeah Gardens.

Hialeah is among the top industrial submarkets in Miami-Dade. Industrial sales activity totaled $217.1 million in 2017, up from $83.6 million in 2016. Codina Partners, led by developer Armando Codina is also building a 1.5 million-square-foot industrial park in Hialeah called Beacon Logistics Park.

ASB Real Estate Investments also recently bought a warehouse in Hialeah for $24.3 million.

Jesse Bongiovi on His New Wine, Hampton Water

Jesse Bongiovi on His New Wine, Hampton Water

Jesse Bongiovi recently launched a new rose to fall in love with. Aptly named Hampton Water, the new wine is the brainchild of Jesse, his music icon father, Jon and acclaimed French winemaker…

Aumenta prostitución forzada en Rusia durante el Mundial de fútbol

Aumenta prostitución forzada en Rusia durante el Mundial de fútbol

Organizaciones de lucha contra la explotación advirtieron del aumento de la prostitución forzada durante el Mundial de fútbol en Rusia.

“Este torneo aumenta la demanda de prostitutas y atrae clientes”, señaló a dpa la organización Alternativa en Moscú.

La simplificación de los requisitos para entrar en el país ha sido aprovechada por los traficantes de seres humanos para llevar a Rusia mujeres asiáticas y africanas y explotarlas sexualmente.

“La entrada libre de visa ayuda a los traficantes de personas y divide por la mitad los costes para el transporte de las víctimas”, señaló.

Durante el Mundial, tal como ocurrió durante la Copa Confederaciones en junio de 2017, quienes tengan entrada para los partidos no necesitan visado, sino que usan para entrar y salir del país el llamado Fan-ID, que es una identificación personal del hincha.

Las prostitutas forzadas son introducidas en el país como aficionadas que van a asistir a partidos, denunció Alternativa.

La prostitución está prohibida en Rusia, pero según algunas estimaciones, hay en el país unos tres millones de trabajadoras sexuales.

 

 

Fuente: Diario de las Américas

WeWork “cracked the code,” but has it hit a ceiling?: panel

WeWork “cracked the code,” but has it hit a ceiling?: panel

From left to right: Silverstein Properties CEO Marty Burger, Boston Properties executive vice president John Powers, Columbia Property Trust CEO Nelson Mills, HR&A partner Kate Wittels, TRD senior reporter Konrad Putzier

At first, landlords didn’t want to lease to WeWork. Now, the company is in Class A office buildings across the globe. And in the future, it could end up partnering with landlords.

“Partnering with WeWork is something we’ve thought about,” said Columbia Property Trust CEO Nelson Mills, explaining that it would be beyond simply leasing space to the co-working company. “Certainly, the industry has been changing, and WeWork is a part of that.”

Mills sat on a panel Tuesday morning in WeWork’s Chelsea building at 115 West 18th Street along with Silverstein Properties CEO Marty Burger, Boston Properties executive vice president John Powers and HR&A Advisors partner Kate Wittels. The Real Deal senior reporter Konrad Putzier moderated the discussion, which focused largely on the future of the rapidly growing company and how it has impacted the real estate industry.

Powers described WeWork as an “aggregator,” picking up demand that would otherwise not be in the office marketplace, given how hard it has been historically for smaller tenants to find deals.

“This was the most poorly served sector of the office market for my entire career,” he said. “No one wanted to lease to small tenants. No landlords wanted to lease to small tenants. No brokers I knew wanted to deal with small tenants. No lawyers wanted to do leases for small tenants, and no construction people wanted to put up space for small tenants. So they cracked the code on the aggregation.”

Powers maintained that the stigma of having a co-working tenant in a building was gone—although Burger still declined to answer Putzier’s first question about whether he would prefer WeWork or Goldman Sachs as an anchor tenant for 2 World Trade Center, laughingly describing it as “not a fair question.”

“WeWork can go after those enterprise tenants and sell that WeWork membership, and we can go after the traditional tenants and do something together on that,” he said.

WeWork has grown astronomically in recent years. It is looking to raise money at a $35 billion valuation and is spending $850 million to buy the Lord & Taylor flagship store for its new global headquarters.

Powers said that companies wanting to establish their own cultures could play a role in eventually limiting WeWork’s growth, as they would look to establish their own independent identities outside of just being a tenant for a unicorn.

“They may want to do that within a WeWork buildout,” he said, “but they may not.”

A LOOK INSIDE THIS STUNNING MIAMI HOME INSPIRED BY NATURE

By Jon Warech | June 21, 2018

 

With floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the house, 34 La Gorce is a match made in Miami Beach.

You can say that Miami Beach is a place that’s hung up on looks, but when it comes to real estate there’s nothing superficial about it. The glistening bay, the magnificent sunsets, the city views from across the water—it’s all what buyers from around the world fantasize about, and the picture-perfect home exists at 34 La Gorce Circle. Recently listed for $38 million, the contemporary 11,000-square foot, seven-bedroom residence on the 23,000-square-foot tip lot is pure eye candy inside and out with architect Kobi Karp and Brazilian design house Artefacto teaming up to create a palace with postcard views.

“When people come to Miami Beach and you say what would you like to find, they describe this house,” says Jill Hertzberg of The Jills, who listed the home. “Of course it’s not the price they want, but you hit every single thing that a sophisticated buyer wants. You get the sunrise and sunset; the whole back is all glass that slides open so you really, truly bring the outside in. When you walk into this property, it’s a wow. You’re speechless for the first 10 minutes of walking around.”

ROM LEFT: Besides the balconies, there’s a 390-square-foot mezzanine deck that leads to the water; a grand staircase connects the living room to the second floor.

The turnkey home features a six-seat movie theater, meditation garden with 30-foot-tall bamboo, maid’s quarters, a walk-in all-glass enclosed 200-plus-bottle wine room and a private elevator to the second floor and the 863-square-foot rooftop lounge area. Inside the Lualdi Italian interior doors, among the Spanish limestone and European white oak floors, Artefacto created a fully furnished masterpiece with items like the two Everest coffee tables located in the center of the main living room, a Kerthy dining table with a one-of-a-kind refurbished wood beam imported from India and three handcrafted Mitchell headboards with Joker II nightstands in the master bedroom.

“This property features custom Artefacto pieces throughout, so overall it is an exemplary home of superior design, function and timeless value,” says Artefacto CEO Paulo Bacchi. “We’re skilled at designing dream homes that stand out from the rest of the market with spaces that expand upon the highest forms of custom, contemporary luxury.”

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: View of the pool from the second floor; the master suite offers stunning ocean vistas; the living room combines dark and light accents.

The key to the home, though, is the seamless connection between the outdoors and in—a “growing trend,” according to Bacchi. So while you can walk on the dock along the 140 feet of water frontage, soak in the zero-edge infinity pool with Italian glass mosaic tile, dine alfresco with the outdoor kitchen or simply relax on any of the bedroom balconies or 390-square-foot mezzanine deck, you can also harness the beautiful outdoors from the comforts of inside the home. With the floor-to-ceiling windows and natural elements in the home’s interior, there is a constant reminder that this 34 La Gorce resides in paradise. “Bringing the outside in and incorporating beautiful, natural elements into the home’s interior gives the home ease and peace,” Bacchi says. “This appeals to all buyers.”

The potential buyers are coming from all over the world to get a look at this slice of heaven, and their eyes pop open the second they pull through the private main gate to the expansive motor court. It’s a head-turning home, and at every turn there is a shot of water and sunshine. “There’s nothing else like it on the whole market,” says Hertzberg. “I would love to live in it.”

 

TECHNOGYM IS BRINGING CHIC FITNESS SOLUTIONS TO YOUR HOME

By Christina Najjar | June 21, 2018

Wellness seems to be the word on everyone’s lips these days. The demand for a healthier lifestyle is ever growing, and this insatiable demand has created some incredible new products to keep you looking and feeling your best. Enter Technogym, known globally as “The Wellness Company”. The future-forward company is committed to changing their customers’ lives. Technogym is far more than just “working out” but rather a holistic approach that includes exercise, design, atmosphere and connectivity.

Technogym has over 30 years of experience in bringing to life incredible, innovative wellness solutions through design focused equipment and tools that enhance the entire home fitness experience.

All of their products are grounded in a commitment to the highest quality, innovative design and an emphasis on being user-friendly. Technogym has collaborated with renowned designer Antonio Citterio and has stores in major cities such as Milan, New York and London. The brand is also on show at Salone del Mobile and was featured in Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book 2018 Calendar.

The Technogym experience is perfect for anyone wishing to create a unique wellness space in their own home. The company can create bespoke solutions adapted to a range of spaces, homes, interior styles and the customer’s unique training needs.

Best of all, Technogym pieces look more like artwork that your normal run of the mill elliptical machine. Having a chic piece of Technogym workout equipment will induce major envy in all your house guests… and may actually get you to enjoy working out!

 

A PRIVATE TOUR OF PRIVE ISLAND ESTATES

By Nicole Schubert | June 21, 2018

The last buildable island in South Florida is officially taken! The luxury twin tower residential development anchored in the waters of the Aventura Intracoastal. With 360-degree views of the water from every room, Prive Islands is exquisite. We sat down with developer Daniel Lebensohn of BH3 to tour the private island, hear about the process and what local buyers can expect to experience in this unique lifestyle of living.

Tell us about developing a property on the last build-able island.
DANIEL LEBENSOHN: We are grateful to have had this opportunity to build an iconic property on a truly singular piece of island real estate.

What are some of the special features?
DL: It has countless unique features. First and foremost, it is completely private, secure and secluded but accessible to many community amenities, including the airport, Gulf Stream, waterways and ocean access. Each building contains vast amenities that are identical to one another; 70,000 feet of amenities interior and outdoor amenities; Marina, fishing pier, wine rooms, social rooms, billiards, libraries, diversified art installations from around the globe.

How does it feel to build something this special?
DL: This is by far our most notable development. At the end of the day we are a boutique shop with humble beginnings and this is a proud achievement for our team and my partners and me.

Prive Residences are more than 70 percent sold and are estimated to have a $500 million sellout. Is this a record for the Aventura area?
DL: We are setting new pricing points for Aventura. It is the highest end project and lifestyle play in Aventura and many other geographies within Miami. We’re over 80 percent sold now.

You had an all-star development and design team! That must have been incredible.
DL: Relationships brought us together. Our business is founded on and thrives on authentic relationships and that often results in good people thinking of us for right fit projects and people.

Art has become an essential component of luxury living. How can residents experience art as an element in the Prive Residents?
DL: The buildings are living sculptures and their walls and public spaces have been curated by an amazing team, from the interior designer to an art curator and myself. Julia Chi, Kipton Cronkite and I, respectfully.

Tell us about Privé’s multi-million-dollar art collection, consisting of more than 100 masterpieces throughout the island.
DL: The development doubles museum you can live in; art from around the globe; from Mexico to Spain to NY to FL to Atlanta to Australia and back. Extraordinary blend of contemporary works, some on loan from ownership, the art in each tower is what distinguishes each as a finishing touch. Our owners also have access to our team to assist in curating their own collections and unit finishes.

Of course, luxury living couldn’t be complete without private dining. What can future residents expect to experience at Privé’s private poolside restaurant run by Chef Aldo?
DL: Five-star dining in a beautiful relaxed setting with accolades from residence already. And it is all theirs, completely private.

What unique developments can local South Florida buyers expect to see in the future?
DL: The bar has been raised this cycle as have the expectations of the buyers. We will always look to distinguish our developments and create timeless special living environments that we are proud of and that people smile upon as iconic and singular.

Sorry, developers: The Boerum Hill historic district is expanding

Landmarks Preservation Commission adding almost 300 buildings to the area
June 26, 2018 03:30PM

Front to back: a construciton worker, a map of Boerum Hill’s new district, and Boerum Hill (Credit: iStock, New York Landmarks Preservation Commission, and Wikipedia)

The Boerum Hill Historic District is getting about 300 buildings larger.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission agreed to broaden the Brooklyn neighborhood’s existing historic district on Tuesday, according to Curbed. The addition includes Dean and Bergen Streets between Smith and Hoyt Streets, Wyckoff and Bergen Streets between Bond and Nevins Streets, Atlantic Avenue between Hoyt and Nevins Streets and Pacific Street between Hoyt and Bond Streets.

This adds to Boerum Hill Historic District that was formed in 1973. The area stands out for its 19th-century-era row houses built in Italianate and Greek Revival styles.

The commission voted unanimously at the end of May to create a new historic district in Harlem between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and West 130th and 132nd Streets.  These districts are seldom popular with the real estate industry, which has argued that they prevent developers from building more housing for the city. [Curbed] – Eddie Small