Spring Break

Miami Beach isn’t Vegas. A 2 a.m. last call makes sense | Opinion

By MARK SAMUELIAN AND ALEX R. PIQUERO Much has been made about Miami Beach’s spring break experience, especially in 2021, and residents are outraged. Even though we are amid a pandemic with curfews, that did not stop thousands of people from converging on our region to take a break from their lives — many attracted by …

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Coronavirus Florida: Beaches in South Beach in Miami closed, spring break declared ‘over’

… Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian said battling coronavirus is hard enough. But when you add large, energetic crowds and alcohol — not the disinfecting kind — into the mix, strong measures are needed to protect public safety, he said. “It is certainly unprecedented,” he said. “We’re trying to keep people as healthy as possible, …

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Miami Beach commissioners discuss proposals on how to handle crowds during spring break

Meanwhile, Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian hopes to crack down on individuals selling things without a permit, like people who peddle fruit. Miami Beach Police currently do not have authority in such situations because these are civil infractions. However, Samuelian wants to make it a criminal offense. “Some folks got the impression that everything goes …

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After Rowdy Spring Break, Miami Beach May Restrict Party Promoters, Underage Bars

…And Gelber is not the only commission member looking to add more post-spring break regulations — Commissioner Mark Samuelian wants to make it a misdemeanor crime to sell things on public property without authorization. That means police would be able to arrest the coconut and mango peddlers who roam the beach, as well as the amateur python handlers who …

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Miami Beach’s Spring Break Scooter Rental Ban Could Be Reversed

Commissioners ultimately supported the measure on first reading 5-1 with Gelber voting against, but Mark Samuelian and Micky Steinberg were clear their votes were for first reading only to allow a longer discussion on its second presentation to the Commission. Kristen Rosen Gonzalez was absent. “I’ll support it on first reading,” Samuelian said, “because I …

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