Ten Fort Lauderdale Life Hacks

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2. Befriend a BC student; park downtown for free.
Parking in downtown Fort Lauderdale can be quite the bitch, especially on weekends at nights. However, most Broward College students get free parking in the downtown Broward College garage. Also, a lot of employees who work downtown will have access to free parking.

Bite the bullet and carpool with them. Even if they suck.

Whatever you do, do not pay to get into those sketchy parking lots on Himmarshee. They'll up-charge you once you pull in, and there'll be an endless stream of drunk kids peeing on your side mirrors.

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1. Look, but don't touch, on Las Olas.
Las Olas is one of Fort Lauderdale's most scenic streets. It's bustling, vibrant, alive, and also expensive as shit. Browse your heart out, but don't pay $300 for that statue of a manatee in a Hawaiian shirt. It's not worth it. OK, actually that sounds like an awesome statue, but you get the point.

If it's local art you're looking for, there are much more affordable and authentic places to get it.

Browse the arts section of our website or check out FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale's arts district.




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Ronaldo Bahamon
Ronaldo Bahamon

I'm actually two months away from starting production on my next documentary that is based around the city of Fort Lauderdale and economic growth through tourism.

Dunn
Dunn

I go to that Chipolte quite often and I have never, ever, had a problem there.


Most of these "hacks" are BS.  Parking in Ft Lauderdale on any given Friday night is no chore, Sunrise Blvd is no worse than most other east/west roads on a weekend, and A1A bicyclists are often more aggressive than any minivan.

SaraMFinCastello
SaraMFinCastello

Who the hell gets upcharged for parking downtown in a lot?  And Fernanda's beats Laspada's subs any day of the week.  

davidvwhitman
davidvwhitman

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smdrpepper
smdrpepper

I endorse every single one of these hacks, though I try to avoid eating subs.

lazyj77
lazyj77

It's actually much, much nicer now than in the 90's but everyone has different heydays...

formerfla
formerfla

Thank God I left Fort Lauderdale at the end of the good times, mid-1990s.

wonderful place to grow up, but you couldn't pay me to live there now. Good luck to you

Rosita Vee
Rosita Vee

Whoever wrote this must be a total lightweight. You gotta be scared of your own shadow to think Ft Lauderdale's a tough place to live.

Marion Young
Marion Young

I'm pretty sure most employees at fast food restaurants are just as rude as the ones at that particular Chipotle. Why single that one location out?

Justin Figueroa
Justin Figueroa

They forgot the one about not getting on 595, during or right after a torrential storm, unless you have a boat!!!

Sal Macaraig
Sal Macaraig

Wow , these are shit. These don't even qualify as lifehacks. It's just a list of stuff NOT to do. There are only 2 "lifehacks" here. Sheesh.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

........................................LOSERs and CRUISERs

these are the ONLY two economic engines of ft liquordale according to spending public taxpayer funds hence the airport runway extention AND the new courthouse building

the CRUISE ships draw some seven out of every ten arrivals by air and these CRUISERs check-into local hotels and patronize local bars and restaurants and get screwed by the local parking violations nazi and / or the predatory towing operators and are OVER-charged and UNDER-served everywhere to such an extent the fraudsters and scam artists running these restaurant rip-offs have to close at the end of every "season" and re-open elsewhere under a different NEW name to cover their tracks

the judicial industrial complex feeds everything from PREDATORY towing operators to judges retirement plans to LEOs overtime for their boat payments and depends entirely on LOSERs on drugs uneducated and unemployable

..................it is why we have a such a shitty public education system (we need those uneducated to be incarcerated) and an even shittier unreliable public transportation system (we need those unemployable to have no chance) - the local yokels don't count here, just tourists

snow-birds learn to find their own way around down here and could care less about the rest of the people here

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