Art Garfunkel is still feuding, still talking (and singing) after all these years

August 18, 2017 | Miami Night Life
In January, Art Garfunkel told the Miami Herald he “can't imagine that world,” one in which he and former music partner Paul Simon get along. Click: Garfunkel's revealing 2017 Herald … Click to Continue » ...read more
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3 charities just dropped Trump’s Mar-a-Lago for their big fundraisers after Charlottesville

August 18, 2017 | Miami Real Estate
Donald and Melania Trump at an American Red Cross fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago (Credit: Getty Images) Three charities have pulled their fundraising events from President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, in the wake of his response to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville Virginia. The Cleveland Clinic, American Cancer Society, and American Friends of Magen David Adom all said they wouldn't hold their 2018 galas at the r
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Harvey Hernandez sells his Brickell penthouse for $5.3M

August 18, 2017 | Miami Real Estate
Harvey Hernandez and his Jade Brickell penthouse Developer Harvey Hernandez sold his Jade Brickell penthouse for $5.3 million. Hernandez, president and CEO of Newgard Development Group, sold the two-story, 6,000-square-foot unit at 1331 Brickell Bay Drive, according to the agents who arranged the deal. Penthouse 4707 was renovated by Urban Root Associates and features European oak floors, Boffi fixtures, a Poliform kitchen, Lualdi Italian doors,
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Food manufacturing CEO sells Continuum South Beach condo for $6.3M

August 18, 2017 | Miami Real Estate
Food and beverage titan Giovanni “John” LiDestri just sold his Continuum South Beach unit for $6.3 million, property records show. A trust managed by U.S. Bank bought the three-bedroom, 2,900-square-foot condo. Townhouse 4 sold for about $2,172 per square foot. LiDestri is the CEO of LiDestri Food and Beverage, a large manufacturer of pasta sauces, dips and salsas throughout the United States. Records show he bought the multi-level townhouse
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Yacht Club at Portofino sues to evict city of Miami Beach over nonpayment for repairs

August 18, 2017 | Miami Real Estate
Yacht Club at Portofino A dispute over nearly $900,000 in building repairs, between the condominium association for the Yacht Club at Portofino and the city of Miami Beach, could prevent city residents and visitors from parking cars and using public restrooms at the 34-story luxury tower. On July 28, Yacht Club's condo association moved to evict the city, the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency and Miami Beach Marina Associates, the company that op
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China’s property market dips slightly in July

August 18, 2017 | Miami Real Estate
Beijing (Credit: Nikolaj Potanin via Flickr) From TRD New York: Price gains slowed ever-so-slightly in China's major cities in July amid the government's effort to rein in the housing market. Prices rose in 56 out of 70 cities tracked by the Chinese government last month. But that's a slight drop from June, when 60 out of 70 cities saw prices gains, Bloomberg reported. Regulators have imposed curbs on lending and real estate purchases amid concer
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Trey Songz reaches plea deal in Detroit assault case

August 18, 2017 | Miami Night Life
R&B singer Trey Songz has reached a deal with prosecutors to reduce a felony assault charge stemming from a concert in Detroit. The 32-year-old artist pleaded guilty Friday to two … Click to Continue » ...read more
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California firm pays $5.6M for building in Miami Beach, plans co-working space

August 18, 2017 | Miami Real Estate
820 Arthur Godfrey Road and Michael Simkins A Hollywood, California real estate firm just paid $5.6 million for an office building on 41st Street in Miami Beach where it plans to launch a co-working space. Property records show 820 AGR LLC, a company controlled by investor and developer Michael Simkins, sold the Mid Beach building at 820 Arthur Godfrey Road to Sandhouse MB LLC, an affiliate of RLG Properties, a brokerage and developer led by Rach
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Guam church officials oppose charged singer's school concert

August 18, 2017 | Miami Night Life
The leadership at Guam's Roman Catholic Church is not happy that one of its schools is continuing plans to sponsor a concert by singer Yvonne Elliman-Alexander, who was recently arrested … Click to Continue » ...read more
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‘Co-marketing’ arrangements put Zillow in hot water

August 18, 2017 | Miami Real Estate
Zillow's Spencer Rascoff You're probably familiar with the online realty marketing giant Zillow because of its voluminous home sale listings and its controversial “Zestimate” property valuation feature. But you may not know this: Zillow is in hot water with the federal government over alleged violations of anti-kickback and deceptive practices rules. According to Zillow, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has concluded a two-year invest
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