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Saturday, March 16, 2024

There's something unusual about a new real estate development in the posh South Florida city of Coral Gables. Smack-dab in the middle of the million-square-foot complex, there's a small house. On all sides, it's surrounded -- by parking garages, office buildings and a 14-story hotel. Orlando Capote's home is typical of many in Coral Gables. It's a Mediterranean-style, one-story, two-bedroom stucco house with a picturesque barrel-tile roof. There used to be many homes like it in his neighborhood. Now, his is the last one left. "Just imagine ... that your house was in the middle of Manhattan surrounded by high-rise buildings," Capote says. "That's what it's like."


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A good Florida man story.


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When Floriduh is consumed by the waves I will have a drink and say "------- about time"

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-03-16 11:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


#2 | Posted by oneironaut at 2024-03-17 12:16 AM | Reply

The only person I know who believed that drowning was imminent in South Florid sold everything she owned and bought an airboat for a hasty exit. She didn't want to die sitting in a traffic jam as hundreds of thousands of people were trying to escape.

The airboat is still turning into a rust bucket in her back yard.

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2024-03-17 04:46 AM | Reply

In a few years, it will be a historical landmark.

#4 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2024-03-17 06:55 AM | Reply

But please, tell me again how Florida is not the most corrupt state in the USA (well, neck-and-neck with Texas).

#5 | Posted by e1g1 at 2024-03-17 10:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

When Floriduh is consumed by the waves I will have a drink and say "------- about time"

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-03-16 11:45 PM | Reply | Flag

STFU ------. Nobody gives a ---- about you or you homeless encampment you post from in sleazy Oakland.

#6 | Posted by globriel at 2024-03-17 10:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You mad, bro? You sound mad. Sent all your SDI cash to a fat con man?

#7 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-03-17 10:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

#7 | Posted by LegallyGivesHead at 2024-03-17 10:59 AM | Reply | Flag

Not mad, just calling it like I see it. You have a problem with that, blue juice baby? If you do, dont blame me, blame your harlot mother.

#8 | Posted by globriel at 2024-03-17 02:14 PM | Reply

FloriDump is ground zero for climate change. But the frogs in the kettle will never admit the water is boiling.

#9 | Posted by zarnon at 2024-03-17 08:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Not the first time something like this has happened...

Vera Coking house

... The Vera Coking house was a boarding house owned by a retired homeowner in Atlantic City, New Jersey that was the focus of an eminent domain case involving Donald Trump in the 1990s. It was sold and demolished in 2014.

In 1961, Vera Coking and her husband bought the property at 127 South Columbia Place as a summertime retreat for $20,000.[1]

In the 1970s, Penthouse magazine publisher Bob Guccione offered Coking $1 million ($5 million in 2023)[2] for her property in order to build the Penthouse Boardwalk Hotel and Casino. She declined the offer, and Guccione started construction of the hotel-casino in 1978 around the Coking house, but ran out of money in 1980 and construction stopped. The steel framework structure was finally torn down in 1993.[3]

In 1993, Donald Trump bought several lots around his Atlantic City casino and hotel, intending to build a parking lot designed for limousines.[4] Coking, who had lived in her house at that time for 32 years, refused to sell. As a result, the city condemned her house, using the power of eminent domain. She was offered $251,000,[5] a quarter of what she was offered by Guccione 10 years earlier.

With the assistance of the Institute for Justice, Coking fought the local authorities and eventually prevailed.[6] Superior Court Judge Richard Williams ruled that because there were "no limits" on what Trump could do with the property, the plan to take Coking's property did not meet the test of law. ...

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-03-17 09:08 PM | Reply

The guy sounded like he was going to give those developers a big "eff you." Their entirely predictable response, "Nah, eff you." Quelle sooprise.

#11 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-03-18 06:05 AM | Reply

He should open a lemonade stand.

#12 | Posted by libs_of_dr at 2024-03-18 10:11 AM | Reply

#8 | Posted by globriel

I think it's funnier to watch him hunger for attention. His posts eventually turn into all-dashes.
Love your user name btw.

#13 | Posted by libs_of_dr at 2024-03-18 10:14 AM | Reply

Get a room, you two.

Oh wait, you're already in the same room!

#14 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-03-18 03:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

He could've had a really sweet deal but instead chose to be an ***hole, so f**k him.

#15 | Posted by ScottE at 2024-03-18 10:58 PM | Reply

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