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Florida: Little Havana

Cultural Sites

Memorial Boulevard

Tower Theater

Versailles Cuban Bakery

 Máximo Gómez Domino Park

The Bay of Pigs Memorial

Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami

CubaOcho Museum & Performing Arts Center

Hoy Como Ayer

Cuba Tobacco Cigar Company

Azucar Ice Cream Company 

El Pub

El Rey de la Fritas

Top Cigars

Los Pinarenos Fruit Market

Bay of Pigs Museum

Teatro 8

Trail Theater

Sentir Cubano

Futurama

Habana 1950 Cuban Antique Store

Freedom Tower

Miami Senior High School

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Education system from early education programs to higher education

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Documentary on Miami's Cuban population

It's So Miami

Books on Little Havana

1. Guillermo J. Grenier; Corinna J Moebius, A History of Little Havana (The History Press; 2015)

2. Between Humanities and the Digital, Ed. Patrick Svensson and David Theo Goldberg (The MIT Press; 2015)

3. Paul S. George, Little Havana (Arcadia; 2006)

4. Julie Thompson Klein, Humanities, Culture, and Interdisciplinarity: The Changing American Academy (State University of New York Press; 2005)

5. Alex Stepick, Guillermo Grenier, Max Castro, Marvin Dunn, This land is our land: immigrants and power in Miami (University of California Press, 2003)

6. Miami's Historic Neighborhoods: A History of Community, Ed. Becky Roper Matkov (Historical Publishing Network; 2001)

7. Paul S. George, The Dr. Paul George walking tour of East Little Havana (Historical Association of Southern Florida; 1991)

8. Donald C. Gaby, An historical guide to the Miami River and its tributaries (Historical Museum of Southern Florida; 1990)

A Slice of Cuban Culture

Articles on Little Havana

Zach Patton, "Rezoned: Miami is reshaping itself from the ground up," Governing (May 2016): 24+.

Matt Vasilogambros, “Cuba, The Brand,” The Atlantic (April 2016): Web.

Colleen Creamer, “In Miami, Cuban Culture, No Passport Required,” The New York Times (April 2016): Web.

“NEH Announces “Protecting our Cultural Heritage”,” National Endowment for the Humanities

(March 2016): Web. 

Lizette Alvarez , “Assignment America: Little Havana,” The New York Times (Dec. 2015): Web.

Greg Allen, “Amid Redevelopment Plans, Miami Residents Fight To Save Little Havana,”

NPR (Oct. 2015): Web.

Melissa Allison, “Hyper-Gentrification Comes to Miami,” Zillow Porchlight (Sep. 2015): Web.

Scott Beyer, "Building to preserve: when new money threatens old areas, the solution may be to go up," Governing (July 2015): 23.

Andres Viglucci, “National preservation group: Miami’s Little Havana endangered,” Miami Herald (June 2015): Web.

Andrea Torres. “Lack of protection threatens Miami's Little Havana's architectural legacy, preservationist say,” ABCLocal10News (June 2015): Web.

Scott Beyer. “Travel Update: A Tale Of Two Latino Areas In Miami And San Francisco,” Market Urbanism (April 2015): Web.

Trevor Bach. “Little Havana Could Become "Brickell West," Lose Blue-Collar History, Activists Worry,” Miami New Times (Feb. 2015): Web.

Daniel Ducassi, “Some Rich and Powerful Would Benefit From Little Havana Upzoning,WLRN (Feb. 2015): Web.

Marcos Feldman and Violane Jolivet, “Back to Little Havana: Controlling Gentrification in the Heart of Cuban Miami,” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (July 2014): 38.4, 1266-1285.‚Äč

Max. J. Castro “The two faces of Little Havana,” Progreso Weekly (March 2013): Web.

Carlos Suarez De Jesus, “Viernes Culturales: Little Havana's Rebirth Begins,” Miami New Times (Aug. 2012): Web.

Michelle Boyd, “Defensive development: the role of racial conflict in gentrification,” Urban Affairs Review (2008): 43.6, 751–76.

Michael Vazquez and Scott Andron, “Brightening the blight,Miami Herald (May 2008): Web.

Mirtha Whaley and Amy Paul-Ward,Keeping Close to Home: The Ritual of Domino Playing Among Older Cuban Immigrants in Miami’s “Little Havana”, ” Journal of the American Society on Aging (Fall 2007): 35: 3, 22-27.

Chris Girard and Guillermo J. Grenier,”Insulating an ideology: the enclave effect on South

Florida’s Cuban Americans,” Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (2008): 30.4, 530–43.

Daniel Shoer-Roth, “‘Adios’ for Little Havana?” The Miami Herald (Oct. 2005): 4G.

Cindy Krischer-Goodman, “Go-to guy for E. Little Havana,” The Miami Herald (Nov. 2003):

Ed Duggan, “Big changes expected in Little Havana area,” South Florida Business Journal (Aug. 2003): Web.

Doreen Hemlock, “Man with a mission: Jorge Perez rose from building Little Havana rentals to cityplace luxury,Sun-Sentinel (Aug. 2002): 1D.

Jaime Levy, “Rehabbing old Little Havana apartments becoming hot ticket,”Miami Today (March 2002): Web.

Raymond A. Mohl, “Whitening Miami: race, housing and government policy in twentieth-century Dade county,” The Florida Historical Quarterly (2001): 79.3, 319–345.

Gustavo Pérez-Firmat, “A willingness of the heart: Cubanidad, Cubaneo, Cubania,Cuban Studies Association Occasional Paper (1997): Series 2.7.

Nancy San Martin and William Gibson, “Miami, exiles to pay for resettling Cuban boat people,” Sun-Sentinel (Jan. 1995): 18A.

Saskia Sassen and Alejandro Portes, “Miami: a new global city?,” Contemporary Sociology (1993): 22.4, 471–77.

Sara Rimer, “ Miami journal: the big uproar over Little Havana,” The New York Times (Oct. 1990): Web.

Carlos A. Forment, “ Political practice and the rise of an ethnic enclave: the Cuban-American case, 1959–1979,” Theory and Society (1989): 18.1, 47–81.

Alejandro Portes, “The social origins of the Cuban enclave economy of Miami,” Sociological Perspectives (1987): 30.4, 340–72.

Sandra Dibble, “City planners to pitch revival of East Little Havana,The Miami

Herald (June 1984): Web.

Bill Gjebre, “Flagler Street a war zone,” The Miami News (Dec. 1980): 5A.

Morton D. Winsberg, “Housing segregation of a predominantly middle class population: residential patterns developed by the Cuban immigration into Miami, 1950–74,” American Journal of Economics and Sociology (1979): 38.4, 403–18.

"La Saguesera: Miami's Little Havana," Time (1974): 104.16, 38.