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Our Spirited Community During Covid-19

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These times can be dark but there seems to be some light emerging through the sense of community spirit that is freely flowing in vibrant neighborhoods around the country. We are seeing places like Manhattan erupt into cheers at 7pm as people run to their balconies or windows to cheer for the healthcare workers who usually change shifts around that time. We've seen videos of groups in Italy singing classic ballads with homespun instrumental accompaniment. And now we're seeing Miami organize to show similar community camaraderie, a phenomenon triggered by the first night of curfew at the end of March (and the weekend of the cancelled ULTRA Music Festival).    

In Miami-Dade County areas saturated with highrise buildings, some have teamed up to run building specific DJ shows. In a reminder that we are alone together, people poured out to their balconies with strobe lights and EDM beats to take a moment to thank healthcare workers in a truly Miami way. The next day, the party continued at a building in Edgewater where two DJ's coordinated efforts at the Gran Paraiso Residences, using music to charge up their balcony crowds. Videos show people waving their country's flag and dancing. Local DJs wanted to remind people that they may be quarantined but they won't stop dancing. Another "alone together" trend has kicked off in Brickell as well with the advent of #QuarantineCardio from the Brickell Run Club which is organizing a balcony run.  

Miami-Dade is also revving its engine to support people who are out of work. Starting Wednesday, April 8th, residents will be able to stop at public libraries to pick up paper unemployment forms which can be submitted there in seal envelopes for processing in Tallahassee. And Coral Gables residents have been using the NextDoor app to stay connected with neighbors, triggering all kinds of citizen action. Recently, a Riviera neighborhood couple decided to start making and distributing their homemade hand sanitizer when they read that the product was largely sold out in local retailers. These neighborly acts of good will and togetherness will surely light the way for years to come as we recover from this challenging period. It's important to have gratitude for the good as we tackle the difficult. Reach out with your story!

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  • Mauricio J. Barba, P.A. , Broker-Associate
  • Compass Real Estate
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  • 2550 South Bayshore Drive, Suite 106 Miami, Florida 33133
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