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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #260 on: May 12, 2005, 08:50:00 PM »
so what would be the commute time from brickell to the university in the morning and from the university in the evening?

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« Reply #261 on: May 12, 2005, 11:14:44 PM »
Design District = opposite of Brickell.. be very wary of anything in that area.. that being said, its a great place to hang out at at night.. all the art galeeries are there.. there are a few fun clubs.. upscale furniture stores. etc..

But living in that area is not so safe.. when we were house shopping, we found good deals advertised around there.. since i hang out so much in that area, I thought.. "oooh great!"... and its just two blocks from one of the nicest restaurants in Miami.. but then i found out what a difference two blocks makes.. wwe drove by the house at night.. and there were three ladies that looked like prostitues on that block, one came up to the middle of the street, in front of our car waving us down that we had to slam on the brakes not to hit her..its super dark, no street lighting.. and tons of people on bikes milling around looking at our jeep suspiciously.. it was creeeeeepy... and I thought i knew the area.. i suppose thats why the house was so cheap..

So just be careful.. other than that... great art events in the area that draw large crowds and great security.. so thats fine.. but on nights that nothing's going on there.. stay away...

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #262 on: May 13, 2005, 08:59:15 AM »
thanks djladyjo,

on the map i guess it looked to be in a similar proximity.  ultimately, i am going to have to find as many suitable looking places possible, check out as many as i can when i get there, and go with the best one.  this all highlights why moving to another relatively unknown city is a pain in my aaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssss sssssssssssssss.... :D

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #263 on: May 13, 2005, 09:00:26 AM »
this blows my mind.  i thought that was you casca for about a year now! >:(

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its layne staley, the lead singer from alice in chains and mad season(two of my favorite bands)

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #264 on: May 13, 2005, 09:36:57 AM »
Design District = opposite of Brickell.. be very wary of anything in that area.. that being said, its a great place to hang out at at night.. all the art galeeries are there.. there are a few fun clubs.. upscale furniture stores. etc..

But living in that area is not so safe.. when we were house shopping, we found good deals advertised around there.. since i hang out so much in that area, I thought.. "oooh great!"... and its just two blocks from one of the nicest restaurants in Miami.. but then i found out what a difference two blocks makes.. wwe drove by the house at night.. and there were three ladies that looked like prostitues on that block, one came up to the middle of the street, in front of our car waving us down that we had to slam on the brakes not to hit her..its super dark, no street lighting.. and tons of people on bikes milling around looking at our jeep suspiciously.. it was creeeeeepy... and I thought i knew the area.. i suppose thats why the house was so cheap..

So just be careful.. other than that... great art events in the area that draw large crowds and great security.. so thats fine.. but on nights that nothing's going on there.. stay away...

I would semi-agree with djladyjo. I actually have a couple of friends that live in the Design District and they have an AMAZING 2 bedroom apartment that is dirt cheap ($700-800 a month). The building is gated with heavy security and they said they have had no problems living there. I agree that it might not be the most upscale area, but it might be worth the price. The only downside is the drive to campus.
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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #265 on: May 13, 2005, 11:49:44 AM »
Does anyone know the cummute times to/from campus for: Brickell, Design district and the beach?  A "long" or "short" commute can mean so many different things depending on one's frame of reference.

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #266 on: May 13, 2005, 12:18:23 PM »
from Brickell probably 10 - 15 minutes? You're going against traffic, but US1 has so many lights that its the constant stopping thats going to make it that long.. you're really close..

from the design district.. probably 30-40 minutes.. thats how long it took me and i live about 2 miles closer to UM than the Design District..

The beach is probably the same, 30-40 minutes..

The drive from these areas would be much less if it was all highway driving... You'll do about 3/4 of the distance in the first 10 minutes sailing through I-395 and I-95 against traffic really easy.. the last 1/4 of the distance is on US1, so there you'll add another 15-20 minutes because of all the traffic lights..

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #267 on: May 13, 2005, 01:58:05 PM »
Calikate:

I go to this guy named Michael at a salon called Hair Renassaince.. and i'd highly recommend him for all your hair needs.. they are on Sunset and 102nd Avenue.. a lil outta the way.. but i think its worth it..

I used to go to the pricy nice salons on South BEach.. and i was never happy.. i paid a lot of money, the people there were super stuck up.. and my hair, although it never came out BAD, was nothing out of this world..

Michael, on the other hand, charges half as much as the South Beach salons, and I'm always super happy (just got my hair done there right now.. and it looks awesome).. I work with about 35 other females and almost all of us go to him, kinda obsessively.. even my boyfriend goes to him..

so try him out when you are down here, see how you like him (everyone's hair and preferences are so different.. its hard to predict whether you'll like someone based on another's opnions).. anyhow, the salon's number is: 305-275-6111..

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #268 on: May 13, 2005, 03:53:02 PM »
Pumpkin,

Like djladyjo, my name as a dj was Dj Croquet. An older dj, named Dj Ping, told me that you need 2 things in a name. First, the name must be memorable. Second, the name must sound good. Since I grew up in the suburbs, I thought I could play on that, hence Croquet. It sounded good and everyone remembered it, so it stuck. I always figured that I would start a record label called "Wicket Records."
"Yeah, I know, some people are against drunk driving, and I call those people "the cops." But you know, sometimes, you've just got no choice; those kids gotta get to school!"
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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #269 on: May 13, 2005, 05:14:40 PM »
Pumpkin,

Like djladyjo, my name as a dj was Dj Croquet. An older dj, named Dj Ping, told me that you need 2 things in a name. First, the name must be memorable. Second, the name must sound good. Since I grew up in the suburbs, I thought I could play on that, hence Croquet. It sounded good and everyone remembered it, so it stuck. I always figured that I would start a record label called "Wicket Records."

What kinda DJ? Hip-hop? Techno? Other? Just curious, I might need some beats if I ever get serious about rapping again. My moniker, Intuition, is the name I created for my alter ego when I recorded a few rap songs during undergrad.