The city currently has the seven tallest as well as fifteen of top twenty skyscrapers in the state of Florida , with the tallest being the foot m Panorama Tower. The housing market crash of caused a foreclosure crisis in the area. In addition, the metro area has one of the highest violent crime rates in the country and workers face lengthy daily commutes. Miami was the host city of the Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiations.
Miami is also an industrial center, especially for stone quarrying and warehousing. These industries are centered largely on the western fringes of the city near Doral and Hialeah. According to the U. Census Bureau in , Miami had the fourth highest percentage of family incomes below the federal poverty line out of all large cities in the United States, behind Detroit, Michigan , Cleveland, Ohio , and Cincinnati, Ohio , respectively.
Miami is also one of the very few cities in the U. Miami is home to one of the largest ports in the United States, the PortMiami. It is the largest cruise ship port in the world, and is often called the "Cruise Capital of the World" and the "Cargo Gateway of the Americas". In , the port served 5,, cruise passengers. The port sits on acres 2 km 2 and has seven passenger terminals. China is the port's number one import country and number one export country. Tourism is one of the Miami's largest private-sector industries, accounting for more than , jobs in Miami-Dade County.
In , it attracted the second-highest number of foreign tourists of any city in the United States, after New York City , and is among the top 20 cities worldwide by international visitor spending. More than The Art Deco District in Miami Beach is reputed as one of the most glamorous in the world for its nightclubs, beaches, historical buildings, and shopping.
Miami enjoys a vibrant culture that is influenced by a diverse population from all around the world. Miami is known as the "Magic City" for seemingly popping up overnight due to its young age, massive growth, and its aesthetics of neon art deco. The city itself is infamous for its drug war in the early 80s and its outrun aesthetics. Several video games, including the gameloft classic Asphalt Overdrive , Scarface video game franchise, and the fictional Vice City in several video games across the Grand Theft Auto series, most notably Grand Theft Auto: Vice City , is based on Miami.
In addition to annual festivals like the Calle Ocho Festival , Miami is home to many entertainment venues, theaters, museums, parks and performing arts centers. Another celebrated event is the Miami International Film Festival , taking place every year for 10 days around the first week of March, during which independent international and American films are screened across the city. Miami has over a half dozen independent film theaters.
Miami attracts a large number of musicians, singers, actors, dancers, and orchestral players. The city has numerous orchestras, symphonies and performing art conservatories. Miami is also a major fashion center, home to models and some of the top modeling agencies in the world.
Miami will be having their first boat-in movie theater on Saturday, July 25, The cuisine of Miami is a reflection of its diverse population, with a heavy influence from Caribbean and Latin American cuisine. By combining the two with American cuisine , it has spawned a unique South Florida style of cooking known as Floribbean cuisine.
It is widely available throughout Miami and South Florida and can be found in restaurant chains such as Pollo Tropical. Cuban immigrants in the s originated the Cuban sandwich and brought medianoche , Cuban espresso , and croquetas , all of which have grown in popularity among all Miamians and have become symbols of the city's varied cuisine. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, and with a long history as a seaport , Miami is also known for its seafood, with many seafood restaurants located along the Miami River and in and around Biscayne Bay.
The Miami area has a unique dialect, commonly called the " Miami accent ", that is widely spoken. The accent developed among second- or third-generation Hispanics , including Cuban Americans , whose first language was English though some non-Hispanic white , black , and other races who were born and raised in the Miami area tend to adopt it as well.
Unlike Virginia Piedmont , Coastal Southern American, Northeast American dialects and Florida Cracker dialect, "Miami accent" is rhotic ; it also incorporates a rhythm and pronunciation heavily influenced by Spanish wherein rhythm is syllable-timed. The city is home to numerous marinas , jai alai venues, and golf courses.
Marlins Park is built on the site of the old Miami Orange Bowl stadium. The stadium has also hosted the Super Bowl ; the Miami metro area has hosted the game a total of ten times five times at the current Hard Rock Stadium and five at the Miami Orange Bowl , tying New Orleans for the most games. Miami is also the home of many college sports teams. Miami's tropical weather allows for year-round outdoor activities.
The city has numerous marinas, rivers, bays, canals, and the Atlantic Ocean , which make boating, sailing, and fishing popular outdoor activities. Biscayne Bay has numerous coral reefs that make snorkeling and scuba diving popular. There are over 80 parks and gardens in the city. In its ParkScore ranking, The Trust for Public Land reported that the park system in the City of Miami was the 64th best park system among the most populous US cities,  down slightly from 48th place in the ranking.
The government of the City of Miami uses the mayor-commissioner type of system. The city commission consists of five commissioners that are elected from single member districts. The city commission constitutes the governing body with powers to pass ordinances, adopt regulations, and exercise all powers conferred upon the city in the city charter.
The mayor is elected at large and appoints a city manager. Suarez and 5 city commissioners that oversee the five districts in the city. Miami-Dade County has over , students enrolled in local colleges and universities, placing it seventh in the nation in per capita university enrollment.
Miami is also home to both for-profit and nonprofit organizations that offer a range of professional training and other, related educational programs. As of September it has a student enrollment of , and over schools and centers. Miami is home to several well-known Roman Catholic, Jewish and non-denominational private schools.
The Archdiocese of Miami operates the city's Catholic private schools, which include St. Hugh Catholic School, St. Agatha Catholic School, St. Brendan High School , among numerous other Catholic elementary and high schools. The Miami Hoshuko , is a part-time Japanese school for Japanese citizens and ethnic Japanese people in the area.
Miami has one of the largest television markets in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida after Tampa Bay. El Nuevo Herald is the major and largest Spanish-language newspaper. The papers left their longtime home in downtown Miami in The newspapers are now headquartered at the former home of U. Southern Command in Doral. The Miami Herald is Miami's primary newspaper with over a million readers and is headquartered in Downtown in Herald Plaza.
Miami is also the headquarters and main production city of many of the world's largest television networks, record label companies, broadcasting companies and production facilities, such as Telemundo , Univision , Univision Communications , Mega TV , Universal Music Latin Entertainment , RCTV International and Sunbeam Television. In , Univision announced plans to build a new production studio in Miami, dubbed Univision Studios. Univision Studios is currently headquartered in Miami, and will produce programming for all of Univision Communications' television networks.
Miami is the twelfth largest radio market  and the seventeenth largest television market  in the United States. According to the American Community Survey , About 1. About 4. The national average was 8. Miami averaged 1. Miami's road system is based along the numerical Miami grid where Flagler Street forms the east—west baseline and Miami Avenue forms the north—south meridian.
The Miami grid is primarily numerical so that, for example, all street addresses north of Flagler Street and west of Miami Avenue have "NW" in their address. Many roads, especially major ones, are also named e. With few exceptions, within this grid north—south roads are designated as Courts, Roads, Avenues or Places often remembered by their acronym , while east—west roads are Streets, Terraces, Drives or occasionally Ways.
Major roads in each direction are located at one mile intervals. There are 16 blocks to each mile on north—south avenues, and 10 blocks to each mile on east—west streets. Major north—south avenues generally end in "7" — e. One prominent exception is 42nd Avenue, LeJeune Road, located at the half-mile point instead.
Major east—west streets to the south of downtown are multiples of 16, though the beginning point of this system is at SW 8th St, one half mile south of Flagler "zeroth" Street. Thus, major streets are at 8th St. Kendall, th originally S. Within the grid, odd-numbered addresses are generally on the north or east side, and even-numbered addresses are on the south or west side.
One neighborhood, The Roads , is named as such because its streets run off the Miami grid at a degree angle, and therefore are all named roads. Highways including U. Route 1 , U. Route 27 , U. Route 41 , and U. Route Some of the major Florida State Roads and their common names serving Miami are:.
Miami has six major causeways that span over Biscayne Bay connecting the western mainland, with the eastern barrier islands along the Atlantic Ocean. In , Miami was identified as having the rudest drivers in the United States, the second year in a row to have been cited, in a poll commissioned by automobile club AutoVantage. The average single trip distance with public transit is 7.
Miami's heavy-rail rapid transit system, Metrorail , is an elevated system comprising two lines and 23 stations on a A free, elevated people mover , Metromover , operates 21 stations on three different lines in greater Downtown Miami, with a station at roughly every two blocks of Downtown and Brickell. Several expansion projects are being funded by a transit development sales tax surcharge throughout Miami-Dade County.
Miami Intermodal Center was completed in , and is serving about , commuters and travelers in the Miami area. Two new light rail systems, Baylink and the Miami Streetcar, have been proposed and are currently in the planning stage. The station was expected to be completed by ,  but experienced several delays and was later expected to be completed in late ,  again pushed back to early One of the busiest international airports in the world, Miami International Airport caters to over 45 million passengers a year.
The airport is a major hub and the largest international gateway for American Airlines. Miami International is the second busiest airport by passenger traffic in Florida, the United States' third-largest international port of entry for foreign air passengers behind New York's John F. The airport's extensive international route network includes non-stop flights to over seventy international cities in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Alternatively, nearby Fort Lauderdale—Hollywood International Airport also serves commercial traffic in the Miami area. The city government under former mayor Manny Diaz took an ambitious stance in support of bicycling in Miami for both recreation and commuting. In , Miami was ranked as the 44th-most bike-friendly city in the US according to Bicycling Magazine.
A study by Walk Score ranked Miami the eighth-most walkable of the fifty largest cities in the United States. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. City in Florida, United States. This article is about the city in Florida. For other uses, see Miami disambiguation. City in the United States. Main articles: History of Miami and Timeline of Miami. See also: List of tallest buildings in Miami. Main article: Neighborhoods in Miami.
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Main article: Miami-Dade Transit. See also: List of sister cities in Florida. Richard Fitzpatrick established a plantation there in , but abandoned it when the Second Seminole War — began. The U. Army established Fort Dallas there in , but left the fort in William English reopened Fitzpatrick's plantation after the war and sold city lots, but left the area at the end of the s.
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It is reported by people who attended the festival that only about people were interested in Hendrix enough to watch his performance. The rain and technical difficulties which plagued the Hendrix set resulted in Jimi tossing his guitar into the audience, only to be claimed by Frank Zappa.
This article can be read in Guitar Player magazine. The Miami Pop Festival is remembered as the first orchestration of producer Michael Lang pre-Woodstock as well as a lesser known and attended performance by Jimi Hendrix during his short career. Witnesses of the Hendrix performance revere it as one of the best performances not only by Hendrix, but of any musician in history.
Many icons of the Woodstock festival had its roots in the Miami Pop Festival.
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With a population of , as of the census, it is the second-most populous city in Florida, eleventh-most populous city in the Southeast, and 44th-most. Miami Pop Festival may refer to: Miami Pop Festival (May ) · Miami Pop Festival (December ) · Miami Pop Festival (album), an album by the Jimi. Spotlighting the Jimi Hendrix Experience's appearance at the Miami Pop Festival in , this invaluable documentary features performance footage.