Flickr: apricocoDowntown Hollywood, where developers had a picnic as storm clouds gathered.I suspect someone on West 43rd Street in Manhattan lost a boatload condo flipping. Why else is the world's leading newspaper so determined to embarrass Broward County? Just a week after the New York Times g ... More >>
hollywoodfl.orgLinda Sherwood had her doubts about the "cone of silence," until...Last week, the Hollywood Commission considered a measure that would have broadened the "cone of silence" rule for city officials. They rock the cone in Miami -- click here and scroll down for a definition. Basically, w ... More >>
flickr user: randeclipYoung Circle in downtown HollywoodBernard Zyscovich is the Miami-based urban designer who has the unenviable task of crafting a modern, architecturally vibrant downtown Hollywood. Thanks to the Hollywood City Commission's habit of preempting his plan by green-lighting huge cond ... More >>
No city in Broward County has high stakes development decisions like Hollywood. It's why for the last decade it's become an emotionally charged issue. For all the fine points that fill the debate, the argument comes down to whether you believe the city should accommodate the developer or if the deve ... More >>
hanneorlaA sculpture in Hollywood Arts Park. In the background the dreaded Townhouse apartments, which will be demolished for the new condo.Admittedly, it's one hell of a challenge: how to transform Hollywood's hardscrabble downtown into something architecturally iconic, timeless in its appeal and v ... More >>
Poetry for the Horny
Coddle the Cows
ArtsPark Village puts the city at the mercy of developers
Nobody's talking about the Hollywood Beach Resort, but campaign contributions scream Next Big Thing
Well, New Times, anyway
Mara Wants "Transparency" Mayor Mara Giulianti, after decades of being against any type of ethics in government at all, has finally seen the light. In her "Facets of the Diamond" column in the puffy South Florida Sun-Times the Hollywood honchess breaks the news that she is now recommending a new "E ... More >>
The Ladies Man Who knew that Hollywood mega-lobbyist Alan Koslow was such a romantic? We had heard about his stormy extra-marital love affair with Hollywood Gazette publisher Meredith Brown, one that involved her dramatic leap of faith (off a boat in the Intracoastal), an injunction for protection, ... More >>
Cynthia Berman-Miller, at far left, with Hollywood Commish Cathy Anderson (in purple), lobbyist Alan Koslow, and County Commish Sue Gunzberger (watch that hand, Al!) I'm going to be updating this damn bloggy beast all day long, but wanted to start with news coming from Hollywood that former state ... More >>
Okay, if you want to have some fun, go to Google, punch in hollywood florida and then see the top ad at the front of the page. You should get this. It's a Keith Wasserstrom google ad that says: "Father of 3, Husband, Get The Facts City Councilman NOT Guilty!" If you punch on ... More >>
A favored Hollywood lobbyist's affair with a newspaper editor ends in a sordid mess.
Our Leader Below is an e-mail from Hollywood Mayor Mara Giulanti responding to her many critics. The mayor was adding her voice to a series of e-mails that began about the Mach eminent domain victory over the city. She was responding, as best as I could tell, to an e-mail from Howard Sher, a long-ti ... More >>
Before looking at the weekend highlights from the morning papers, let's quickly address the Help Team/Sun-Sentinel Watch. You know, where the so-called Help Team tries to fix little neighborhood problems like dim streetlights, debris, and, today, missing signs on Pompano "roundabouts." What, is Prin ... More >>
There's been a lot of controversy lately regarding the New Times' takeover of the Village Voice and the resulting carnage at the legendary weekly in New York. Blood has been spilled, great reporters have left or been fired, a lot of people are concerned. I don't pretend to understand what's happen ... More >>
Gottlieb and Geller reward Hollywood for its generosity with a big, fat payback.
Hollywood sets aside big money for its friends and doesn't want you to know
To be a development star in Hollywood, its all in who you know, baby
Hollywood peddles prime downtown land for a steal with the help of a developer-loving senator
A Miami developer used undue influence to win a $100 million job to build a new downtown for Lauderdale Lakes
She visited Hollywood the same day as the developer. Now residents fear for their homes.
John Coleman's dance with developers lost him popular support. But will that stop him from spoiling the mayoral race?
Who do you trust?
A Hollywood insider plans war on City Hall
In Hollywood, developers profit. You pay.
When Santa and the Easter Bunny brawl, everybody loses
Lubavitchers try to open a shul in Hollywood, and the place goes meshuga
David Lottes is taking taxpayers for a ride. And not in a golf cart.
Sea, sun, and pedophilia
Political battles in the city are making it hard for developments like Turtle Nest Suites to win approval. Enter Alan Koslow.
John Coleman and his fellow reform candidates in Hollywood face an uphill battle against mayor Mara and Co.