August 18, 2022

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Miami Oculto podcast discusses deserted constructions in Miami

Miami Marine Stadium is featured in Episode 2 | Miami Oculto Podcast

Miami Marine Stadium is featured in Episode 2 | Miami Oculto Podcast

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At first look, Key Biscayne appears to be like like some other little island with loads of solar and sandy seashores.

This lovely place past the Rickenbacker Causeway is sort of a postcard of blue sea and palm timber. However right here lies a dilapidated zoo, an deserted stadium by the bay and homes on stilts within the water. And what does Gloria Estefan must do with all this? Within the Miami Oculto (Hidden Miami) podcast, we inform you about it.

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At this time we examine three deserted however not forgotten locations in Miami. We begin with the island zoo, which was created when an animal present caravan was broken, stranding two black bears, three monkeys and a goat.

In 1948, the Metropolis of Miami bought land on Key Biscayne and created the primary public zoo. Consider it or not, the zoo had a polar bear, a present from Alaska. Lions, giraffes, chimpanzees — the zoo had as much as 1,200 animals and a practice. However what occurred to that place that so many Miami youngsters cherished and what’s it as we speak?

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A drained polar bear at Crandon Park Zoo in Miami. Miami Herald Archives

From there we transfer on to Miami Marine Stadium, which was inbuilt 1963 for powerboat racing occasions. It’s a wierd place with a wild historical past: President Richard Nixon and Sammy Davis Jr. as soon as famously hugged there, and it was the scene of live shows by music greats and an Elvis Presley film. At this time it’s at risk of extinction.

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Gloria Estefan (middle) Architect Hilario Candela (at left) and Emilio Estefan arrived by yacht to assist host a press convention on Thursday November 13, 2014 at Miami Marine Stadium to formally announce an settlement to host the Miami Worldwide Boat Present on the stadium in 2016 and 2017, and negotiations for a long-term lease between the town and the Associates of Miami Marine Stadium. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD

And we finish our tour with the homes of Stiltsville. There have been as soon as 27 colourful constructions, however now solely six stay. There was a non-public membership the place the jet set met and the events have been legendary. What occurred at these events? Join now to the Hidden Miami podcast and we’ll inform you about it.

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One of many remaining Stiltsville constructions in Biscayne Bay. Al Diaz

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Tune in on Tuesdays to look at video episodes of the Miami Oculto podcast on YouTube and the el Nuevo Herald web site. Discover all of the episodes of the Hidden Miami podcast in your favourite audio platform: Spotify Podcast, Apple Podcasts, and Amazon Music.

This story was initially printed July 19, 2022 8:00 AM.

Jessica Serrano is a bilingual journalist with 20 years expertise in media. Born in Ecuador and raised in Miami, she writes native, journey, and human curiosity tales. She has two Grasp’s levels, one from Florida Worldwide College in Investigative Journalism. Her passions are horses, nature, cheese and smiling.

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