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Miami's Arabian Sesame Street; An Historic Grove Cottage

Photos by Silvia Ros

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1) Opa-locka: Venture out to Opa-locka, an 'Arabian Nights' themed suburb of Miami that's had some hard times, and you'll find what may be the first, the original Sesame Street. Developed in 1926, the street predates the famous children's show by 43 years, and there isn't a single Big Bird in sight, although there is some interesting architecture.

2) Coconut Grove: You'll hear the nostalgic snap of a screen door at this fully-restored Coconut Grove house built in 1910. Complete with coral rock fireplace, sun-filled spaces, and original wood floors, the house is on the market for $1.55 million.

3) Dadeland Mall: The iconic arango design store (yes, all lower case), which is kind of like the Moss of Miami, is following in the footsteps of Moss and closing its doors. The store has promised that this is not the end, however for now it is.

4) Park West: There's good news for Zaha Hadid. The starchitect's new Miami tower has received approval from the overlords of Miami's airspace, quite literally. The Federal Aviation Administration has granted the tower a Letter of No Hazard, and will allow it to be built to 709 feet above mean sea level.
· Curbed Miami [miami.curbed]