Posh Brickell Condo Claims Contractor Stole Thousands While Residents Suffered

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What's your condo horror story? An air-conditioning unit that wasn't fixed for weeks? A neighbor whose loud music kept you up all night?

How about a general contractor who ultimately bilked the condo company out of hundreds of thousands of dollars while residents were left with flooded apartments and spotty electrical work?

That's what tenants at Skyline at Brickell, a posh 35-story tower, endured, at least according to a recent lawsuit filed by the condo association. "There were questions that couldn't be answered," says John Whittles, an attorney representing the association. "They eventually found out the amount that was going out the door, and it kind of blew up from there."

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Best of Miami 2014: Here Are the Media Winners in This Year's Issue

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The latest edition of Best of Miami is on stands around town, packed with hundreds of our choices for everything from the finest smoky dive bars to the greatest elegant craft cocktails, from the number one spot to kayak to the coolest thrift stores -- and, of course, all of your choices for the tops in town.

If you haven't grabbed an issue yet, here are just a few of the local writers, broadcasters, and bloggers we've honored in this year's issue. For a full list, check out Best of Miami 2014 online or on stands today.

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Best of Miami 2014: Here Are Some of the Best People in This Year's Issue

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The wait is over. Today, the latest edition of our Best of Miami issue goes live, packed with hundreds of our choices for everything from the finest smokey dive bars to the greatest elegant craft cocktails, from the greatest spots to kayak to the coolest thrift stores -- and, of course, all your readers' choices for the tops in town.

Psyched yet? To whet your appetite, here are a few of the people we've honored in this issue, from the best politician to the most satisfying criminal conviction of the year. You can pick up the Best of Miami issue in newsstands on Thursday.

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Best of Miami Readers' Poll Closes Tonight: Vote Now!

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You have opinions, right? Don't lie to us because we've heard you drunkenly hollering at your friends about how Dan LeBatard's rants blow Joe Rose out of the water and debating whether Mac's Club Deuce has a better jukebox than Lost Weekend.

Today is your last chance to put all those opinions to real use. Every year Miami New Times polls you, our amazing readers, to find the best cocktails, Cuban sandwiches and weekend getaways as part of our annual Best of Miami issue. This year's Readers' Poll closes at midnight tonight. What are you waiting for? Vote!

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Best of Miami Readers' Poll: The First Round Ends Today

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Attention Riptide readers: We know that you have many opinions. You share them with us every day in the comments (often with language that makes us blush). Who is the best politician in town? Where's the finest breakfast served? Who sells the best damn sneakers in Dade County?

Now's your chance to tell us without having to drop F-bombs at your fellow commenters! The first round of voting in our Readers' Poll for our 2014 Best of Miami issue is open for business -- but it ends today. So vote now! Right here!

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Download the New Best Of App

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Want to know where to go and what to do in Miami? Your essential mobile guide -- also known as our Best Of app -- just got better. You already know you can count on the Best Of app to offer restaurant, shopping and nightlife recommendations from Miami New Times' expert critics. Now the app has been redesigned to be faster, sleeker, and packed with even more carefully curated local content. Not only can you find the best burger or martini in town, you can scan critics' picks and other recommended options in those and dozens of other categories. And now that we've combined our Best Of database with our comprehensive local listings, you can always find something nearby. Wherever you are in Miami, the Best Of app is your window to what's around you. It's fast, it's fun, and it's still free. Download it today.

Best of Miami 2013 Is Live: Check Out All the Winners Here

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Who is the best politician in Miami? What about the best Marlins, Dolphins, and Panthers players? Or the best people-watching in town, the finest parking in Miami Beach, the greatest picnic spot and kayak trip?

Wonder no more. Miami New Times' Best of Miami 2013 issue is live on the web today, and hits stands later this week. We've compiled more than 300 staff picks for the crème de la crème of the Magic City, not to mention the final results from more than 6,000 reader votes for their favorites in town. Check it out for yourself, and let the debates begin!

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- Best of Miami 2013

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Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.


Best of Miami 2013 Preview: Best Blog

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Great news, Miami. Next week, our latest Best of Miami issue hits the stands, and it is a galactic-sized monster, packed with more than 330 picks for the Magic City's greatest restaurants, bars, clubs, people and places. The issue hits stands next Thursday and the web next Tuesday, but in the meantime we're previewing a few select winners. Today: Best Blog.

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Last Chance To Vote in the Best of Miami Readers' Poll

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Listen, people: If there's one thing we know about you, it's that you have an opinion. And you live in Miami, so you're not shy about sharing it. Do you think Afrobeta is a better band than Jacuzzi Boys? Does the Abbey sling tastier drinks than the Broken Shaker? Do you buy your ropa vieja at Puerto Sagua or Casa Lario's?

We want to know, but this is your last chance to vote in the Best of Miami reader's poll. Voting ends at midnight tonight!

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Pacers Outlast Heat 99-92, Even Series 2-2

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The Indiana Pacers beat the Heat Tuesday night 99-92 in a game that provided Heat fans with enough testicular torsion to last a lifetime. With the Spurs already in the clubhouse, the NBA sent Joey Crawford his Verne Troyer penis-looking face out to throw his entire bag of fouls onto the Heat's ball sack. In total, 30 fouls were called on the Heat, including 21 on the starting five, none more important than the sixth on LeBron James with under 57 seconds to play in a close game.

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