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–Lower East Coast (3418 NW 7th Ave, Miami) is a small storefront that features zines and has a hipster feel.
-It’s one of those independent places that Miami doesn’t seem to have enough of.
–Founded by longtime friends and coworkers Steven Sanz and Rees Escobar, Lower East Coast is starting to get some buzz in the Miami artsy scene.
–It also serves as a pop up venue for musicians that Lower East Coast Management represents, and others.
–The shop is one of the anchors to a bunch of recent activity in the Allapattah area.
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Lower East Coast is a small hipster shop that specializes in selling local zines, independent magazines and local apparel brands that are a bit obscure and weird.
It’s also something that co-founders Steven Sanz and Rees Escobar say that they have to do for Miami.
“We’ve been friends for a long time and we’ve been talking about doing something for Miami and this is what we landed on,” Sanz said in an interview with RISE NEWS.
The shop is an outgrowth of Lower East Coast Management, a local talent agency that manages the careers of artists like Denzel Curry and PSYCHIC MIRRORS.
Sanz and Escobar first met over 15 years ago and have similar interests.
They decided to launch a Lower East Coast storefront during last year’s Art Basel.
Since then, they have hosted a series of pop up events with artists they manage, and others.
They also sell street wear brands like the Miami based Stray Rats and their own original tees.
“Everything we do is small batch runs,” Sanz said. “What we do is very niche. When you work with the young art kids, the rarer it is, the cooler it is.”
The interior of the shop is an all-white industrial space with high ceilings. It also features wood bleachers were you can sit and read through the collection of rare zines.
Ultimately Sanz said that they are trying to create a sense of community in Miami with Lower East Coast.
“It’s inspired by places we visit in New York and London,” Sanz said. “We need more mom and pop shops here. It’s something we’re missing.”
***HOT TIP- You can also watch World Cup games and hang at the store. Lower East Coast is also partnering with Hialeah thrift and consignment store, Ropa Vieja, to sell a variety of select 90’s soccer kits and a custom, limited edition World Cup T-shirt.
**IF YOU GO: Open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 PM to 8 PM.
Lower East Coast (3418 NW 7th Ave, Miami, 33127)
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By James Kardys
Let’s face it. Donald Trump is a very unpopular guy.
However, what about the remaining 21% of Republicans who would not vote for Trump or Clinton? Would they vote at all? Some, if not many, will not.
Others, however, are contemplating third party options.
The same logic applies to the 31% of Bernie Sanders supporters who may or will not cote for Clinton, and the 20% who would vote for Trump.
Perhaps the most frequently discussed of those options is that of voting for the Libertarian Party, whose online search results have reportedly surged since Ted Cruz dropped out of the Republican primary on May 3.
On Sunday, the Libertarian Party nominated former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson for President, and former Governor of Massachusetts William Weld as his running mate.
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In an era where it seems that the Republican and Democratic parties are the only political parties around, and where dissatisfaction with them is near historical highs, it seems only fitting that additional options be shown to and discussed with the general public. Therefore, this article will be dedicated to doing so with the Libertarian Party.
Like all political parties, the Libertarian party determines its platform at its national convention. The result of this convention (aside from the nominees) are as follows:
-The Libertarian Party places emphasis over individual sovereignty over all else. It criticizes both the Democratic and Republican parties as being too regulating and authoritarian. It demands that the government not deny the right life, liberty, and property for the sake of itself or others.
-Under this philosophy, the following policy positions are advocated:
1. Individuals should be able do whatever they want to their bodies (appeals to liberals).
2. The government should not control the internet of mass media (appeals to elements of both sides).
3. The government should not spy on everybody (appeals to elements of both sides).
4. The government should not classify anybody by sexual preference (appeals to liberals).
5. The government should not regulate abortion (appeals to liberals).
6. Criminal laws should be limited to those involving person-to-person interaction (appeals to liberals).
7. The government should not regulate guns (appeals to conservatives).
8. The government should not interfere in property ownership (appeals to conservatives).
9. The government should not interfere in pollution regulation, for it is less trustworthy and effective than innovative civilians who seek to do the same (appeals to conservatives).
10. The government should not interfere with the energy market (appeals to conservatives).
11. The government should not rely on income taxes to produce a balanced budget, which should be mandatory (appeals to conservatives).
12. The government should not interfere in non-fraudulent banking practices (appeals to conservatives).
13. The government should not interfere in the free market (appeals to conservatives).
14. The government should not interfere in worker-employer relations (appeals to conservatives).
15. The government should not interfere in education, which should be determined by parents (appeals to conservatives).
16. The health care market should serve as any other market that operates across state lines, and not be subjected to government intervention (appeals to conservatives).
17. Social Security should be replaced with private retirement planning (appeals to conservatives).
18. Military service should be limited to voluntary defense of the country’s territory (appeals to elements of both sides)
19. Internal security should not trump individual liberty (appeals to elements of both sides).
20. All foreign aid should be ended (appeals to elements of both sides, but mostly to paleoconservatives).
21. Trade and immigration should not be restricted unless there is a threat to national security (appeals to elements of both sides, but mostly to liberals).
22. The government should not interfere in private practices of discrimination (appeals to conservatives).
23. The government should not try to rig electoral systems to create a party system with a limited number of parties (appeals to elements of both sides).
24. The people have the inherent right to self-determination (appeals to conservatives).
At the end of the day, this party is very socially liberal but very fiscally conservative.
This unique platform has the potential to either attract or repulse people on both sides of the political spectrum.
If the party wants a chance of growing to substantial polling numbers, it may have to target single issue voters.
Given that single-issue voters appear to be significant in numbers, as indicated by Gallup polls on the level of priority voters have on issues such as abortion and gun control, perhaps that may be all it needs to do, especially if it succeeds in attracting protest votes from disillusioned Republicans and Democrats.
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-Over 500 South Florida high school and college students are expected to attend a summit for young leaders on Saturday.
-Organized by young people, the day-long event will serve as a crash-course in politics for a generation deeply affected by the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
-The event will take place at two separate locations- one in Miami-Dade and another in Broward and will feature speakers involved in community organizations and political activism.
-Representatives from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government will be on hand to teach organizing techniques and Jaclyn Corin, a prominent survivor of the MSD shooting and activist in the Never Again movement will give the keynote speech.
-Event organizer Lina Fernandez said that she hopes the event will serve as a starting point for a “lifetime of activism” for those who attend.
-Organized by young people, the day-long event will serve as a crash-course in politics for a generation deeply affected by the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
In the aftermath of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland on Feb. 14, many wondered whether this time would be different.
It seems like it is.
Nearly two months on from that tragedy, the Never Again movement shows no signs of stopping, especially in South Florida.
A event planned for Saturday hopes to take the energy and anger seen throughout the country and turn it into real political power.
An all day “Young Leaders Summit” will be held at Miami-Dade College’s Kendall campus and at Atlantic Technical College in Coconut Creek.
The identical events are meant to be a crash course for young people who want to get engaged in political activism and will feature representatives from prominent local political organizing groups and others like Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
“Young people everywhere want to do something about the pervasiveness of gun violence and our culture of gun use but do not know where to begin,” event organizer Lina Fernandez said in an interview with RISE NEWS. “The Summit acts as an education in movement building, an opportunity to learn about the difficult, important work that happens behind the scenes and empower students to create spaces and events of their own.”
The organizers think that at least 500 young people will attend.
Only high school and college students can go.
Representatives from various political groups and candidates for political office will also be there so young people can sign up to volunteer for campaigns.
Helping support the summit are groups like: Defeat the NRA, The Resistance School, Harvard Kennedy School, Students Demand Action, Women’s March Miami, League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade, Dream Defenders, Indivisible, the Giffords Center, Moms Demand Action, and the Center for American Progress.
While the motivating factor behind the conference is gun control, the skills that students will learn there can be applied to other struggles.
“We want more than anything else for the students to spend the day Saturday learning about how to get engaged, how to use their voice, how to organize, and take those skills and apply them to whatever movement they are passionate about, not just today’s gun reform battle,” Will Breslin, an organizer for the event said.
According to the organizers, the summit will feature various breakout sessions led by famed political organizer “Marshall Ganz from the Harvard Kennedy School, Indivisible southern regional organizer Whitney Roberts, Maggie Thompson from Generation Progress Action, Katherine Philips and Chase Hardin from Giffords, MJ Wright from Moms Demand Action, Ricky Junquera from Sierra Club, Philip Agnew from Dream Defenders, and more.”
While the event only lasts one day, the hope from the young people putting it together that it will create something long lasting.
“I hope the conference helps create a culture of activism and civic engagement in Miami and in Miami-Dade Schools,” Fernandez said. “I want the students who planned walkouts all across Miami-Dade county last month, and the thousands that attended these events, to continue in their work. I hope the Summit provides a clear next step for student leaders who participated in the national walkout and March For Our Lives but don’t know where to go from there.”
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Young Leaders Summit
Saturday April 7, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus
11011 Southwest 104th Street, Miami, FL 33176
Atlantic Technical College
4700 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, FL 33063
Who Will Be There?:
Speakers During Opening Ceremony:
MJ Wright, mother of a pulse victim
Jaclyn Corin- survivor of MSD shooting, student activist in the Never Again movement
Breakout Session Leaders/ Other Speakers:
Ricky Junquera- Sierra Club
Claris Chang- Harvard Kennedy School
Benjamin Clayton- Harvard Kennedy School
Marshall Ganz- Harvard Kennedy School
Anjali Rodrigues- Harvard Kennedy School
Anna Doty- Harvard Kennedy School
Kate O’Gorman- Harvard Kennedy School
Katherine Phillips- Giffords Center
Chase Hardin- Giffords Center
MJ Wright- Moms Demand Action
Whitney Roberts- Indivisible
Maggie Thompson- Generation Progress
Christian Smith- Generation Progress
Charlene Mack- Leadership for Educational Equity
Phil Agnew- Dream Defenders
Mike Hill- Unite Here
Candidates/ Campaigns In Attendance:
CD-26- Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
CD-27- Ken Russel
CD-27- Jose Javier Rodriguez
CD-27- David Richardson
CD-27- Kristen Rosen Gonzales
CD-27- Matt Haggman
CD-27- Mary Barzee Flores
SH-105 – Javier Esteves
SD-38 – Jason Pizzo
Gov – Andrew Gillum
Gov – Gwen Graham
SH-113 – Kubs Lalchandani
CD-26 – Demetries Grimes
SH – 103 – Cindy Polo
SH – 112 – Nick Duran
SD-40 – Annette Taddeo
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Happy Summer 2016! The “snowbirds” have returned North, the winter tourists are mostly gone and by the end of next weekend’s crazy Memorial Day weekend, Miami truly returns to the locals.
Many of our favorite restaurants gear up for summer with special menus, cocktails, Happy Hours, and unique events. This week’s Weekly Nibble has compiled some of the best new menu additions and events to help you settle in for the summer heat. .
Friday May 20th– Come savor the flavors of South Florida at The OBIEs Food & Wine event, this Friday May 20th featuring unlimited samplings from over 30 of South Florida’s top restaurants and food purveyors and an open bar. James Beard Award-winning chef/restaurateur Michael Schwartz will headline as the Celebrity Chef for this year’s Orange Bowl Impact and Excellence Awards (The OBIEs): A Taste of South Florida presented by Florida Blue, and healthy lifestyle crusader, author and James Beard Award-winning chef, Rocco DiSpirito, will make a celebrity chef guest appearance at the 2016 OBIES at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center beginning at 7:30 p.m General Admission Tickets are regularly $85 but for first time attendees a $10 discount is available with code FBOBIES on Ticketmaster link here: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/orangebowl/EN/buy/quickbuy/210/OBIE2016#OBIE2016
Tuesday May 24th- Newcomer Caviar Russe Miami is offering a one of a kind dining experience on Tuesday, May 24th 2016 at 7:30 pm. Renowned Chef David Valencia will take you on a six course journey around the world, featuring some of the most sought after delicacies starring Caviar, Sea Urchin, Blue Fin Tuna, A5 Kobe, and more. The cost for this decadent experience is $750 per person. Each course is to be paired with Charles Heidsieck Champagne, highlighting “Rare” by Piper-Heidsieck. Following dinner, an intimate and rare LOUIS XIII moment will be hosted by Victor Blanquart, LOUIS XIII ambassador. To reserve a seat, please RSVP to Events@caviarrusse.com Caviar Russe Four Seasons Tower 1441 Brickell Ave. Miami FL.
Thursday, May 26th- Kick-off Memorial Day Weekend at LDV Hospitality’s The Gale Rooftop with Time Out Miami for their first ever Summer Kick-Off Party. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests will enjoy live music by DJ Troubles and unlimited ice-cold Schöfferhofer beer. Named by Bravo TV as “Best New Restaurant,” Dolce Italian’s Chef Paolo Dorigato will serve up an array of delicious appetizers. The party will continue as the sun sets while guests take in breathtaking views of South Beach. Guests need to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve their tickets.The Gale Rooftop Gale South Beach 1690 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
Thursday May 26th– Chef Jose Mendin along with his Executive Chef of PB Station, Guillermo Concha, will pair up with Juliana Gonzalez of Barceloneta to prepare a four-course menu, with each course consisting of a dishes from each chef. The special “Chef’s Choice” menu ($75 plus tax and gratuity) will be offered for one night only at PB Station beginning at 8pm with a special Gin & Tonic after party at the Pawn Broker Bar and Rooftop Lounge. Tickets are $75 per person (tax and gratuity not included) through this link http://pbstation.com/2016/05/12/first-stop-collaboration-dinner/PB Station in The Langford Hotel 121 SE 1st St., Miami, FL 33131 305-420-2205
Wednesday May 25th & Wednesday June 1st– Meat Market’s Summer 2016 Dinner Series is a must-attend dining experience for foodies and drink connoisseurs, with the first in a series of multi-course, curated spirits dinners set to launch later this month at both Miami Beach and Palm Beach locations. Kicking off on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Palm Beach, the monthly dinner series will feature a four-course menu prepared by Executive Chef/Co-Owner Sean Brasel, known for his creative contemporary cuisine. Each course is expertly paired with cocktails or wine, with the first dinner featuring craft cocktails from award-winning mixologist Ezra Pattek.The dinner, priced at $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) will start with a cocktail reception at 7PM, followed by the sit-down dinner at 7:30PM. The series will make its way to Miami Beach early next month on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 with a 7:30PM cocktail reception and dinner at 8PM. Limited seating available and reservations are required. Meat Market Miami Beach: (305) 532-0088. Meat Market Palm Beach: (561) 354-9800.
Wednesday June 1st- Join INDULGE & Miami.com at Fontainebleau Miami Beach for a truly one-of-a-kind culinary experience on Wednesday June 1st from 7-9:30 pm. World-recognized celebrity chefs Michael Mina and Scott Conant will be present to guide guests through a progressive evening of food and drinks in their respective Fontainebleau restaurants. The uniquely VIP, behind-the-scenes night – never before offered to the public – includes stops at Michael Mina 74, Scarpetta, StripSteak by Michael Mina and a special sweet send off from Fontainebleau’s Chez Bon Bon. The evening includes six luxurious dishes, three signature cocktails (including a housemade limoncello tasting at Scarpetta and the famed Japanese whisky ceremony at StripSteak), a take-home dessert, INDULGE gift bags, and the chance to meet and interact with two of America’s best chefs. INDULGE Editor in Chief Evan Benn will host the evening. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach $150 (includes tax and tip). Limited to 30 guests Tickets http://indulgemiami.bpt.me/
Saturday June 4th- Chef Jeremiah presents Duck Duck Goose ( DDG ) on Saturday June 4, 2016 from 5 to 9 PM at the newly expanded gastroPod lot, located at 168 NW 26th Street in Wynwood. In addition to a mouthwatering selection of all-you-can-sample locally raised and pastured fowl prepared in new and exciting ways and a selection of drinks from many of Chef J friends and cohorts, guests of all ages will groove to DJ Spam and surprise special guests. And check out the cute DDG t-shirt available for sale! Tickets General Admission:$59 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/duck-duck-goose-tickets-24992462127
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Friday June 17th- South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry returns, this time to Soho Studios in Wynwood. Led by Led by Founding Event Chairman Allen Susser and Restaurant Co-Chair Timon Balloo, the annual tasting event will feature the area’s top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists united for a cause: making sure all children in this country get the healthy food they need, every day. Proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America. The 28th annual tasting event will take place from 7PM to 10PM, at Soho Studios, followed by an exclusive after party for VIP ticket holders at Midtown’s Apeiro Kitchen & Bar from 10:30 PM to midnight. General admission tickets are priced at $125 per person. VIP tickets are priced at $250 per person and provide access to the event one hour before the doors open as well as admission to the after party. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://nokidhungry.org/miami. Soho Studios 2136 NW 1st Ave Miami, Florida
New Happy Hours, Summer Menus and Brunches:
Lure Fishbar, is welcoming summer with the launch of Happy Hour and a limited-time pre-fixe menu. Now through July 2016, diners can enjoy a menu crafted by Executive Chef John Iatrellis of delicacies from both land and sea. Priced at $55 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the three-course dinner begins with a choice of Salmon Tartare with avocado ponzu and aji amarillo; a Lure House Roll with shrimp tempura and spicy tuna; a Field Green Salad tossed with baby gems, tomatoes, shaved cucumbers, watermelon radish and carrot ginger dressing; or Tempura Shrimp with spicy sesame mayo. Happy Hour Imbibers can enjoy a rotating selection of refreshing cocktails throughout summer for $8 each as well as lite bites during the newly launched Happy Hour available Monday through Wednesday from 6 to 8PM. Lure in the St. Moritz Hotel building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1601 Collins Avenue.Valet parking is available. (305) 695-4550;
The Gang is excited to announce their new happy hour series, Beat The Clock, every Monday through Thursday from 5-7pm. All drinks on the happy hour menu start at $5 and go up a dollar every hour, on the hour. Discounted drinks include Bangkok Mai Tai, Skinny Girl Cosmo, Peach Lychee Martini and select beers and wines. Guests can also enjoy Vietnamese Pork Rolls, Tibetan Vegetable Spring Rolls, Chicken Dumplings, and Green Tea Crab Rangoon from the $5 bar bites section of the happy hour menu. Be punctual or pay the price! The Gang3500 N. Miami AveMiami, FL 33127
db Bistro Moderne Miami at the JW Marriott Marquis debuts a new spring menu from recently appointed Executive Chef Clark Bowen, an integral member of the db Bistro team since its opening in 2011. Chef Bowen has added his creative touch to the spring menu with lighter dishes featuring snacks to share, three new steaks, a lamb frita, seafood including local snapper, plates featuring the bright, vibrant flavors of local produce and the DBGB Frenchie Burger. Db Bistro Moderne in the JW Marriott Marquis Miami 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131 (305) 421-8800
Dolce Italian, LDV Hospitality’s Italian restaurant at the Gale South Beach, announces the addition of several new dishes to its award-winning dinner menu. Executive Chef Paolo Dorigato combines his prominent culinary background and Italian techniques to create refreshing summer dishes including the Tuna Crudo, a refreshing mix of watermelon, avocado with a pine nuts lemon vinaigrette; Eggplant and Burrata, candied tomatoes, prosciutto on a toasty bread stick; and Asparagus Soup with a lemon crème fraiche. Pazza pizza, a combination of spicy salami, zucchini and candied tomatoes and three new pasta dishes including the Pea Tortelli, ricotta, jumbo lump crab and lobster sauce; Lemon Ricotta Cavatelli, spring green vegetables, pesto, artichokes and a ricotta salata; and the Agnolotti Primavera which features a roasted chicken, fava beans, artichokes and pecorino. Dolce Italian Gale South Beach 1690 Collins Avenue. (786) 975-2550
The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach, presents a new Sunday brunch menu, bringing an eclectic variety of light-hearted fare with a seasonal “Savory” and “Sweet” theme from Chef Juan Loaisiga. Guests are able to enjoy a variety of brunch items on the Savory menu, that include: Eggs Royale / Eggs Benedict ($16); Maine Lobster Toast ($16); Eight Hour Braised Short Rib ($20); Oysters with passion fruit mignonette ($3 each); Seafood Cobb Salad ($16); Pan Roasted Fish of the Day ($20) and a cheese board selection ($16). The Sweet menu offers Brioche French Toast ($14) and an assortment of Flavored Eclairs ($10). The Traymore brunch cocktails are offered at $10 each, and are uniquely gin-based creations, made especially from The Traymore Gin Bar. Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach 2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140. 305-695-3600.
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