Urban Beach Weekend
Fewer crowds on Miami Beach for the annual Urban Beach weekend has translated into fewer arrests.
A section of Ocean Drive on Miami Beach is now closed for the weekend as the city prepares for more than 100,000 visitors to fill the beach over the long Memorial Day weekend.
Miami Beach is getting ready for a big weekend. More than 100,000 visitors are expected to fill the beach over the Memorial Day holiday.
It was May 30th, 2011. Memorial Day. At 4 a.m. a crowd remained along famed Collins Avenue on Miami Beach, the last day of an Urban Beach weekend that brought hundreds of thousands of visitors to town. A small car drove South on Collins, in the wrong lane. It swerved, side-swiping some other vehicles along the way. As the car approached 14th street, police officers opened fire.
The Memorial Day holiday weekend means a business boom for many South Florida restaurants, businesses and hotels.
Barricades are being deployed and signs banning parking being put in place as Miami Beach prepares for a massive influx of party-goers this weekend.
Miami Beach business owners are prepared for the crazy party atmosphere during Memorial Day Weekend’s annual holiday party, Urban Beach Week, but some aren’t too excited about the new heightened security levels.
The family of a Boynton Beach man who died in a hail of police gunfire on Miami Beach two years ago over the Memorial Day weekend filed a wrongful death suit against Miami Beach and cities whose police officers were involved in shooting.
Miami Beach Police are putting the final touches on the plan to protect the city during the upcoming Urban Beach Week.
A man who died in a hail of police gunfire on Miami Beach two years ago over the Memorial Day weekend was shot more than a dozen times.