| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Nearly 60 years after serving its last guests, the New River Inn in downtown Fort Lauderdale is still open for business — as a history museum.
Today it's the oldest remaining hotel building in Broward County and the centerpiece of the Old Fort...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Q: Why is Florida allowed to charge tolls on highways like Interstate 95 that were built with federal tax dollars?
Mike Wolf, Boca Raton
A: The federal government allows tolls on new highways and on lanes added to existing interstates, like the new I-...
| Aug 4, 2014
Q: What is going on with Interstate 95 between Fort Lauderdale and Aventura? The road is hazardous and the lane stripes are very confusing. When are they going to repave it?
Kathleen Cohn, Fort Lauderdale
A: You'll likely be putting up with the obstacle...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Taking a high-speed train is one way to travel between Miami and Orlando. But there could be other options like hiking and biking.
As All Aboard Florida prepares to provide passenger service on the Florida East Coast Railroad, there's a growing push...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Driving the Florida Keys in a car, I might not have seen them. But riding my bike, it was hard to miss the "V" of about a dozen brown pelicans that glided no more than 15 feet above my head at Little Torch Key, flying in the direction of Key Largo while I...
| Feb 9, 2013
If ever a room was aptly named, it's the Grand Hall of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach.
The 5,000 square-foot reception hall is adorned with almost every conceivable trapping of Gilded Age splendor: A bust of Caesar Augustus atop a...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Hey, good news. The price of a looming boondogle seems to have gone down. The Wave, a downtown Fort Lauderdale electric streetcar/light rail loop, was pegged to cost $150 million when I wrote a column lampooning it in 2008.
Now, almost five years later,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:44 AM
This is exactly how it’s supposed to work: the Funky Buddha Brewery opens along the FEC tracks in Oakland Park in June, its made-right-in-the-other-room craft beers and food-truck friends attracting the bearded and the pierced, the musical and the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Una mujer que fue rescatada por bomberos tras quedar atrapada en un puente elevado en Fort Lauderdale no será acusada de allanamiento ya que ha sido certificada legalmente ciega, según confirmaron funcionarios del ferrocarril.
“Basándome en una...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Seth Bramson: He's believed to be one of the few people in the country to hold the title of company historian at a railroad company. But that's his job at the Florida East Coast Railway. Bramson has written three books on the railway's history, and many...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:48 PM
On shallow Pickles Reef, 3 1 / 2miles off the shore of Key Largo, the sun lit up a mishmash of metal, iron and barrel-shaped cement artifacts that have been commingling with colorful coral and tropical fish for a century or more.
As two curious...