I am grateful to all of you, Beautiful People, who are helping us to Stop the Train! Please spread the word! And please take a moment to go on the Stop The Train Miami Beach Facebook page and click LIKE there. Remember, your LIKE is your vote!
Dear Beautiful People, help! I am posting this completely off topic and out of content urgent plea to any and all of you who care about the environment we inhabit. I hope that at some point in your lives you will find a chance to come and visit our South Beach, this unique and uniquely beautiful man-made island with its graceful slender palm trees and mysterious old banyans, and the whisper of the ocean heard through the rhythms of flamenco guitars.
We are a small community on a very small island, and we treasure our home. We welcome tourists and, for their convenience, have peppered the city with City Bike rental bicycle stations. Many hotels now provide bicycles as well, for the convenience of their guests. The residents mostly use bikes or scooters as well, or walk. Since the entire island is about one mile wide and nine miles long, it is eminently walkable! Streets are only two lanes wide, which doesn’t allow for much car traffic, so we mostly leave that privilege to visitors.
Miami Beach’s Art Deco District is the first 20th-century neighborhood to be recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, with 800 structures of historical significance, most built between 1923 and 1943. The fanciful pastel buildings, with porthole windows, ship-like railings, sleek curves, glass blocks, shiny chrome, and gleaming terrazzo floors are prime eye candy (Miami Walking Tour: Art Deco). Reminiscent of the era gone by, South Beach has been called the American Riviera and the Art Deco Playground (South Beach & Art Deco).
All this is now endangered by reckless politicians and a greedy corporation who have agreed on a project that will cost the city – that’s us, the residents, and you, the guests! – upward of $500 million dollars, agreed without a vote! I beg and beseech you, please scroll through Stop the Train Miami Beach Facebook page, take a minute or two to listen to Robert Lansburgh who is spearheading the grassroots initiative, and click on “Like“! Your like is a vote, it will help us to STOP THE TRAIN, and you don’t even have to be a resident!
Thank you, Beautiful People! I know I can count on you!