Hello Key Biscayne!
What’s your guess for how many people have left the island this month? One fifth? One fourth? One half? Regardless, it feels empty and never has feeling empty felt so good. Remember that when we’re all bickering about some minutia in six months: is it really about the issue or is it about the amount of people? Better yet, remember that when we all get behind a project that brings more people.
This view: brought to you by more people.
Here’s something you shouldn’t remember: anything you read in here. Let’s go.
Alright, last one: there's still kids' 4th of July shirts left, and some tank tops. Get 'em while they're a thing. And if you already ordered, they're gonna be there by the time you've read this.
Promote your own thing.
Your call If all the island’s problems were managed over dinner and drinks, you’d be the first one to solve them. This isn’t that, but it’s close.
The Village is asking what you think is important in a new police chief. They’ve handed it on a platter for you with a little survey where you can give your opinion and make a difference.
Eh, now you don’t really have the time. Bonus points if you read this and thought, “No one tells me what to do.” 🗯
Small town dept.
Multiple readers allerted to the fact that a Virgin Mary statuette has once again appeared in the tree on Crandon (thanks you all!).
It’s not the same statuette as was there before, which is a bit suspicious. And the plastic wrap around the virgin also raises some eyebrows; but hey, we go with what we got, and we’ve got our shrine back.
We’ve reached out to St. Agnes for comment and officiation of this miracle. No response as of yet. 🌴✝️
From the peanut gallery
On the kiteboarding:
Kiteboarders can be annoying (as much as being at a party, watching everyone get drunk and you’re not part of it!). Nothing new. However, what they are trying to do is a really good thing for the community. What started as a kiteboarding initiative has transformed into an aquatic sports initiative. Hopefully, that will give the teens (and others) on the island something productive to do.
In short, give them shit…cause it’s fun 🙂 but don’t discourage the positivity and the efforts being made. The village manager was pretty impressed with what they are bringing to the table AND actually making things happen vs. complaining and delegating so someone else takes care of it.
On the new reverse parking:
Confused about the parking spaces on Fernwood being angled opposite to the direction of traffic in the adjacent lane. Will reversing into these spots not cause the same problem for traffic flow? That’s assuming someone hasn’t crept behind you as you prepare to back in. This also creates an opportunity for traffic in the opposite lane to cut across and park. I’m sure there’s a reason for this setup, but I can’t figure it out. Perhaps it was deemed safer to have people backing into a spot than into the street where the visibility is poor? Either way, I agree that it is unlikely the key will abide.
Because no one expected people to park like that? It doesn’t matter how may times you show them, they’ll park however it’s convenient to them, not you. Wait a month or so and start ticketing them all. (And post signs of reverse parking only – if they don’t already exist.)
People reading the rag!
Last week's sales
|422 Woodcrest||3889||5/4.5||'10 $2.13m||$3.3m|
|Mar Azul 10GS||1670||2/2||'04 $583k||$885k|
|KC II 1129||1532||2/2||'14 $835k||$950k|
|653 Glenridge||2666||5/4.5||'14 $1.59m||$1.863m|
|KC I 169||2604||3/3.5||'13 $1.2m||$1.892m|
|Towers E503||1409||2/2||'00 $245k||$730k|
|OC OT II 901||2174||3/2.5||'05 $1.33m||$2.1m|
|425 W Mashta Dr||3636||6/6.5||'04 $4m||$7.5m|
|101 Reef Ln||5074||5/5.5||'18 $4.8m||$6.1m|
|OC CT I 602||2100||2/2.5||'15 $1.95m||$1.8m|
|101 Sunrise A204||2201||3/3.5||'17 $1.6m||$1.428m|
|485 Warren Ln||1284||3/1||'79 $86k||$1.85m|
|Galen Breakers 8H||1325||2/2||'13 $448k||$625k|
|735 Fernwood Rd||1531||3/2||'17 $1.25m||$1.55m|
|KC IV 261||1790||3/2||'17 $950k||$900k|
|14 Turtle Walk||3990||5/6||'03 $1.465m||2.549m|
|610 Ridgewood Rd||3646||6/7||'17 1.4m||3.15m|
|KC II 938||1683||2/2||'95 $900k||$1.9m|
|CC South 809||1260||2/2||'15 695k||749k|
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