Mrs. Blog and I have been arguing all afternoon about this post.
Belle Isle rat
There’s a big dead rat on the pink sidewalk in front of Costa Brava and Belle Towers — really, right on the border between the two properties.
It’s big, gross and dead. Too gross to post? Certainly too intimidating to put up or clean up. Who’s responsibility is this? The city? Animal Services?
You may not want to enlarge this photo. If you do, be prepared.
The “geyser” on Belle Isle. (photo by Fane Lozman).
For the third time in the last two years, we’ve got a big water main break on Belle Isle.
This one is a geyser. At 9 Island Avenue, building management used the building communication system to tell all residents at 10:15 a.m. that the water main on Belle Isle had ruptured, and all units would be without water for an undetermined period.
Update at 11:07 a.m.: The “geyser” has been capped and city workers are on the scene. 9 Island residents have been told to turn off their air conditioning units because the water is off.
Update at 11:30 a.m.: Water leak capped, service to be restored shortly, boil 48-hour water order expected.
12:55 p.m. update: Power service is returning, but a boil water order will be in effect for 3 Island Avenue, Island Terrace and 9 Island Avenue condos for 48 hours, according to Miami Beach spokeswoman Nannette Rodriguez.
So, file this post under “know your neighbors,” and “interesting people who live on Belle Isle.”
Twenty years ago, a woman was murdered, allegedly by her husband, and her body was dumped in Biscayne Bay.
Yesterday in Miami-Dade criminal court, 9 Island Avenue resident Alan M. Gold revealed how he helped dump the body with the accused murderer, Cliff Friend.
He said they put her body, stuffed into a bag, on a boat at the marina docked behind Gold’s Belle Isle condo and motored out to sea.
We don’t want to spoil the rest of Miami Herald reporter David Ovalle’s amazing story. There more to it, for sure.
We live in an interesting place.
High moon, Belle Isle — taken about 5:45 a.m.
Early, early Saturday, the moon was high over Belle Isle and downtown Miami. We couldn’t resist sharing these.
Moon over Miami, from the dock at 9 Island Avenue.
Smoky South Florida morning.
A brush fire in West Broward and South Florida fog gave us a nearly zero visibility morning on Monday.
The view of smoky Belle Isle from the Flamingo.
Our friend Herb Frank shared this weekend shot of sunset from paradise, in this case the deck over at The Standard.