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NEW YORK TIMES: A Fight Over Historic Preservation Brews in Art Deco Country. Preservationists are now pushing hard to bolster historic preservation laws, a move that has ruffled wealthy property owners (and potential buyers) and stepped up pressure on local commissioners who are reluctant to wade into the politically precarious battle. Read more

MIAMI HERALD: A dispute between preservationists and one of the Real Housewives of Miami over the fate of a notable 1920’s Star Island home escalated late yesterday when the Miami Design Preservation League filed an application to designate the house as historic. A leading preservation group hopes to save an iconic 1920s Star Island house from demolition by having it designated a historic landmark.  Read more

SOUTH FLORIDA GAY NEWS: Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour Tells South Beach Stories. To learn more, I joined the LGBT History Walking Tour offered at sunset on the last Saturday of each month by the Miami Design Preservation League. Our guide is Mat Ruiz, a longtime resident of South Beach. Read more

MIAMI HERALD: Our Opinion: No to Power Grab, Yes to Fairness. So much of Miami Beach’s cachet is built upon the foundation of historic preservation. Where would South Beach be without the renovated Art Deco hotels? Read more