3 historic Miami neighborhoods to get to know
Even though Miami is a young city, having been incorporated just 120 years ago, some neighborhoods are hoping to hold onto what makes their fascinating past.
Art and fashion collide in Miami’s Design District
MIAMI (AP) — It was once was a pineapple farm. Then a rough, industrial neighborhood overlooking a furniture district. Today, the Miami Design District is emerging as an upscale shopping and art mecca.
Neighborhoods: Hong Kong’s SoHo, south of Hollywood Road
HONG KONG (AP) — Exploring Hong Kong can be challenging, with its compact neighborhoods and narrow alleyways. But an area often referred to as the SoHo of Hong Kong is easy to navigate, and offers plenty to do and see: boutiques, art galleries, antiques shops, lively bars and restaurants serving a variety of international cuisines. (Associated Press)
Serenity Now: A giant Buddha and a view from above Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is a crowded, busy place, but there is a way to escape the city, visit a giant Buddha and feel like you’re nearly floating in the clouds. You may have to put up with long lines in order to get there, though. (The Associated Press)
Neighborhoods: Art, fashion collide in Miami Design District
MIAMI (AP) — It was once was a pineapple farm. Then a rough, industrial neighborhood overlooking a furniture district. Today, the Miami Design District is emerging as an upscale shopping and art mecca. (The Associated Press)
Stiltsville shacks evoke past in waters near Miami
MIAMI (AP) — Perched above the shallow turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay are shacks on stilts that have hosted some of Florida’s wildest parties, from the days when alcohol and gambling were outlawed, to a bachelor party for a member of the Kennedy clan. (The Associated Press)
Old Florida town boasts history, frog legs capital
FELLSMERE, Fla. (AP) — There are more orange groves and cattle than residents in this cozy rural town an hour from Orlando. It’s a place where folks talk business, while chowing down on alligator tail, in a local restaurant that’s something of an unofficial museum, and where 80,000 people show up for the world’s largest frog leg festival. (The Associated Press)