At the east end of Charles Avenue in Coconut Grove, Florida are two festering, open wounds: The Coconut Grove Playhouse and the E.W.F. Stirrup House. I’ve written extensively about the ...
The E.W.F. Stirrup House on February 22, 2013 I’ve been documenting the E.W.F. Stirrup House since July of 2009, during which time I have researched its rich 120-year old history. In ...
To paraphrase Rene Margritte: This is not a trolly At a lunch meeting yesterday with a Miami developer (who wishes to remain anonymous) I mentioned how my next blog post on ...
Meeting announcement Click to enlarge It probably has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the next Charles Avenue Historic Preservation meeting is this Wednesday, but there were big doings afoot ...
On Oak Avenue looking south towards Frow Avenue. Yesterday I popped over to the construction site for the Coral Gables diesel bus maintenance garage, which is being foisted upon the residents ...
Sarnoff preparing his troops for the Trolleygate Town Hall. I might as well make it official. So many people have come forward to give me tips about City of Miami Commissioner ...
Johnny Dollar, aka Mark Koldys, when even his mother loved him. Aunty Em’s spies are everywhere. Paid informants told me Greyhammy was tweeting about me again. Curiosity got the best of ...
His Excellency Marc D. Sarnoff In researching the long history of the E.W.F. Stirrup House, one name that never came up was Marc D. Sarnoff, unofficial Emperor of Coconut Grove.  However, that ...
Having been a professional writer for my entire adult life, I have come to the conclusion that Bill Gates ruined my trade. Writing has always been something I did for as ...
Miami once loved Coconut Grove enough to place its City Hall there. Now it puts Coral Gables’ diesel bus garage there. Trolleygate was the topic of a heated Town Hall meeting ...
The E.W.F. Stirrup House in the background, as seen from the Charles Avenue Historical Marker.Photograph by author. This blog is moving into the digital age today with the official launch of ...
The Coral Gables “Trolley” is not. It is a bus with a diesel-powered internal combustion engine disguised to look like a cute old-style trolley. Anger is beginning to roil to the ...

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