Hallandale Beach Blog - A common sense public policy overview offering a critical perspective on the current events, politics, govt., public policy, sports scene and pop culture of the U.S., South Florida and Europe, especially the UK and Sweden.
In particular, Broward & Miami-Dade County, and the cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood & Aventura. Trust me when I tell you, this part of Florida is NOT the Land of Lincoln. Photo in upper-left is Hallandale Beach's iconic beachball-colored Water Tower on State Road A1A, September 2008; March 2018 photo below of North Beach, looking left-to-right, looking north, HYDE Condominium, Etaru Japanese Robatayaki restaurant, and Hollywood Beach in the distance, with umbrellas. All photos by me, © Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sorry for the hiatus! Hallandale Beach Blog is back!

"Yes! We Are Open"
Construction underway for The Village at Gulfstream Park development slated to open Fall 2008, Gulfstream Park Race Track and Casino, Hallandale Beach, FL July 15, 2007

Temperature about 93, no breeze, heat index a very miserable 101 degrees
Looking east from U.S.-1; photo by South Beach Hoosier

Gulfstream Park Race Track and Casino, Hallandale Beach, FL
July 15, 2007, Looking east from U.S.-1; photo by South Beach Hoosier

Gulfstream Park Race Track and Casino, Hallandale Beach, FL
July 15, 2007, Looking east from U.S.-1; photo by South Beach Hoosier

Thursday July 19th, 2007
Hallandale Beach Blog has been on the blogger injured-reserve list recently due to a rather preposterous yet still very painful injury, which explains the general lack of prescient postings of late.

I'm sorry for the delay in getting news of note to you here, as that hasn't necessarily stopped the resident powers-that-be in Hallandale Beach, Hollywood and Aventura from continuing to practice their often harmful brand of public management and democracy, if the things I've seen around the area of late are as real and egregious as they appear to be.

That painful off-the-field injury has now healed sufficiently enough that I can once again return to the comfort of the keyboards and share my thoughts with you here, such as they are.
As the photos above clearly indicate, that time away from the blog has coincided with the construction work that has begun in earnest on the west side of the Gulfstream property for The Village at Gulfstream Park project that were bound to start sooner or later.
Well, "LATER" has officially arrived!

What I do have to offer now, though, are the dozens and dozens of photographs I've taken over the past few months in Hallandale Beach, Aventura and Hollywood of official city/agency neglect, incompetence or general laissez-faire quickly degenerating into laziness.

I've finally organized them to the point that rather than having to often get into rather complicated explanations here to connect the dots, and possibly risk getting into a pointless tangent or two, I can now simply show you the photos I've taken that literally speak volumes, making it far easier to follow my particular train of thought on a subject.

(Granted they'll be from a 35mm camera not a digital one, but I think they'll be good enough to amply illustrate a particular point better than mere words can.)
So don't be left at the train station.

Dave, a.k.a. South Beach Hoosier & Hallandale Beach Blog

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#HollywoodFL based photographer/entrepreneur Esther Chuang

#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy
Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of now-closed ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016 Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015
Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. To the right is the world famous beach of Ipanema and to the left is the equally famous beach of Copacabana. In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio looks like, up close, plus the Amazon area of Brazil that Esther grew up near in Manaus, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

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A floresta Amazônica tem um papel fundamental no equilíbrio do clima na Terra e, portanto, na vida de cada um de nós. Nos últimos anos a proteção diminuiu e o desmatamento aumentou drasticamente. E o que já era ruim, pode ficar ainda pior. Se as medidas que o governo vem tomando não forem vetadas, nosso futuro estará ameaçado. Diga NÃO à diminuição da proteção da Floresta do Jamanxim! Diga NÃO à exploração de minério no coração da floresta! #TodosPelaAmazônia #342Amazonia #TodosPelaAmazonia Assine a petição: link na bio. ������✨���� The Amazon Rainforest plays a key role in balancing the climate on the Earth and therefore in each of our lives. In recent years, protection has decreased and deforestation has increased sharply. And what was already bad can get even worse. If the measures that the government has been taking are not vetoed, our future will be threatened. Say NO to the reduction of the Jamanxim Forest´s protection! Say NO to ore mining in the heart of the Forest! #togetherfortheAmazon

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