The Six Worst Places in Broward

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1. Himmarshee at 3 a.m.
Himmarshee at 10 p.m.? Active, vibrant even. Himmarshee at midnight? There's an uneasy tension building, like the first 15 minutes of a zombie movie. Himmarshee at 3 a.m.? Biceps tattoos as far as the eye can see. Drunken girls who at one point had dreams of being an astronaut or president of the United States now shuffle barefoot out of Capones, heels in one hand, a wet cigarette in the other.

The only reason to still be around Himmarshee at 3 a.m. is to get laid, get arrested, or get pizza. And the pizza sucks.

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ViennaCookies
ViennaCookies

Melissa dodged a bullet when she blew off this creeper at Hooters. 

ralphpetrucci
ralphpetrucci topcommenter

what a waste of my time this article was the WORST. Some middle class snot  - really you think Coral Ridge is the WORST shopping center in Broward? Really? A mega CVS on an island of Millionaires is the worst? You think Beach Place is the worst - then have not tried the Duck Fat Fries at Atlantic Beach Club or enjoyed the view from Lu-Lu's or Fat Tuesday's with a drink in hand.  There are so many ghetto neighborhoods away from the tourist and wealthy areas mentioned on this list --- so lets be real - this is the WORST of the BEST neighborhoods. And then to slam a mega-lux city as one of the WORST places... makes this a paper for children.

ralphpetrucci
ralphpetrucci topcommenter

what a waste of my time this article was the WORST. Some middle class snot  - really you think Coral Ridge is the WORST shopping center in Broward? Really? A mega CVS on an island of Millionaires is the worst? You think Beach Place is the worst - then have not tried the Duck Fat Fries at Atlantic Beach Club or enjoyed the view from Lu-Lu's or Fat Tuesday's with a drink in hand.  There are so many ghetto neighborhoods away from the tourist and wealthy areas mentioned on this list --- so lets be real - this is the WORST of the BEST neighborhoods. And then to slam a mega-lux city as one of the WORST places... makes this a paper for children.

ralphpetrucci
ralphpetrucci topcommenter

what a waste of my time this article was the WORST. Some middle class snot  - really you think Coral Ridge is the WORST shopping center in Broward? Really? A mega CVS on an island of Millionaires is the worst? You think Beach Place is the worst - then have not tried the Duck Fat Fries at Atlantic Beach Club or enjoyed the view from Lu-Lu's or Fat Tuesday's with a drink in hand.  There are so many ghetto neighborhoods away from the tourist and wealthy areas mentioned on this list --- so lets be real - this is the WORST of the BEST neighborhoods.

ecoguy32
ecoguy32

Definitely agree on Weston

Trip_Affleck
Trip_Affleck

you forgot the K-Mart on Oakland Park Blvd. and Oakland Park Blvd.

anonimouse
anonimouse

GREAT LIST. Sure to make enemies. 

The CVS is located very near where the best Pharmacy in Fort Lauderdale used to be: FEDCO. They had everything, at great prices. Now it's a bank. 

That's something else to add to this list, all those banks! Who needs them. Bank online.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...............................how did DIRTY BLONDEs NOT make the "worst" place list with felony battering Arnald Thomas Darrah BOUNCER on the video who suckerpunches a patron from BEHIND a girl and thens stomps the patrons head while the patron is on the ground

and then the ft liquordale cops ARREST the PATRON giving the savage criminal felony batterer a free pass because cops work off-duty no-show shifts at DIRTY BLONDEs and the animal needed about a week to clear his drug-fueled system

IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE VIDEO the cops would have lied for the bouncer and GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT - bam !

tigersharkseas
tigersharkseas

What seems to be the issue with Weston and why did it make the list? Any thoughts?

Farah Artist
Farah Artist

I wondered why would they put a CVS on such a good spot.

ednicholas
ednicholas

 I saw CVS take over the Borders location and said WTF, who needs another drug store but the people in there are super friendly and having a CVS in there is better than having another piece of waterfront real estate sit empty like half the stores in Galleria. Yeah it's a terrible use of waterfront property but we have lots of that, starting with that temple to Harley Davidson on Federal Hwy.

Ditto Coral Ridge Mall, but better to have all those crap stores than to have the place sit empty.  

On target with Himmarshee where there isn't even one good restaurant to get a meal before going to an Broward Center event any more.  

Beach Place and Riverfront is what happens when developers and the city get together and something is designed by committee.  Nothing good ever comes of that.  

Maybe now that they've made downtown into a neighborhood of sorts with all the hi-rise condos something will replace Riverfront that will suit the neighborhood, starting with a grocery store.  Where do people who live in those buildings shop anyway?  

Ariel Heyaime
Ariel Heyaime

and........ the pizza sucks, awesome ending!

Jeremy D. Boyd
Jeremy D. Boyd

Everything on that list is fine some great except riverfront. Wrong on this one.

Estee Rosenberg Pavlica
Estee Rosenberg Pavlica

Coral Ridge Mall on the worst list?? Oh, it is so horrible having a TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods, Ross, Publix, Post Office, new AMC, and Publix, 5 minutes from beach in one Shopping Plaza! LOL

Valberta Guthrie
Valberta Guthrie

Yeah I was like what the F at CVS! Awesome spot and they put a CVS! Corporate at it's best.

Jay Michaels
Jay Michaels

Wow! I thought this was New Times BROWARD and Palm Beach! You might as well just call yourselves NT PB because you certainly just threw half your neighborhood under the bus! Granted, I moved out of state...but, that's because I'm in grad school. But, I do plan to come back...to Broward. Ya know...the county that still has a lot of great places to visit. I guess Broward officials really are trying to get rid of the tourists. SMH.

flintynardo
flintynardo

Overlooking the Intracoastal? It's actually on the Middle River. Way to not know what you are writing about, Ryan Pfeffer. Perhaps you should seek out your intellectual equals on Himmarshee.

myopinion
myopinion

Ryan I guess you should be happy that you have a place close by to get your herpes cream.

Lon Allen
Lon Allen

Haha, Weston! I live there only because of the schools because I have young kids. Other than that, pretty terrible.

Dharma Medina Cadagan
Dharma Medina Cadagan

I love all these places. Yes some may need some work lol but I still love them. Instead of making a dirt list which brings nothing good but negativity, make a list of the great memories and history a lot of these places have built up.

icculus17
icculus17 topcommenter

They needed a pharmacy East of US1, I like the CVS.  We lost a book store but is that really a surprise around here? It's all about bikinis and tank tops around here, leave your brain at home.


Let's add Revolution Live, one of the worst places to ever attend a concert.

chrislen
chrislen

miss the good times at Living Room


Sal Macaraig
Sal Macaraig

The pizza sucks big time. But that CVS is great

Ben Pogue
Ben Pogue

....weston does kinda look like an afterthought.....

Sue-Ellen Brown
Sue-Ellen Brown

I literally was dwl over this list! It's sarcastically funny! Sad thing is, I lived in Broward County for 4 yrs. And I don't know not 1 of these places except Weston! (The explanation for that city is hilarious!)

acockup
acockup

So the city is going to hire the same firm that designed Riverwalk to see why it is a failure. My friend said they should be suing them. Lets see before the city got involved and spent tons of money. You could drive along the New River, park your car, get out and sit on the benches that lined the river. But that might bring the wrong element to our city, so lets dedicate what little parking there is to the yachts. Remove most of the benches, you know the homeless might use them. Basically make it so noone can get there. Except by bike, but no we can't have that either, because the  cyclist get in the way of cars. I wonder what the problem is? 

acockup
acockup

Instead of sending the police force out to rein in bicycle riders, maybe they could send the police with their drug dogs to Beach Place. 

Δημήτρης Παπαδημητρίου
Δημήτρης Παπαδημητρίου

Who the fuck writes this shit? That particular CVS is awesome BTW. Always super nice employees in there. This list is a list of hate where hate isn't needed. They let you publish this??? Slow news day huh? Get a fucking life.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

..............those six people that live year-round in those high-rise building in downtown FT LIQUORDALE order IN (and pay with daddy's credit card)

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.................ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT...........these places that i know of riverfront,  beach place,  himmarshee,  REALLY DO SUCK

otherwise BROWARD COUNTY revenue is derived from CRUISERs and LOSERs

seven out of ten visitors go on a cruise (hence the airport runway extention) and the judicial industrial complex is a major industry (hence the new fifteen story county courthouse and new official county authorized only parking lot)

problem really is snow-birds and tourism is the economy and pay the bills BUT those people do NOT vote here - they vote where they call "home" - so the local elected politicians can be local-yokel buffoons and corrupt ergo BSO FLPD etc

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.............................have you been to riverfront lately ?

twilightxprince
twilightxprince

@esreveR.M.Backwards So awful. Worst venue I've ever been to anywhere.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.................insufficient PARKING feeds the traffic violations bureau coffers and supports the entire predatory towing industry that those two operations by themselves generates more than half of all revenue downtown ft liquordale

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.................................yeah but then we would need LESS police overtime and LESS police off-duty "security" at nearby bars where a no-show LEO can earn an extra boat payment

SethPlatt
SethPlatt topcommenter

That CVS is the worst use of waterfront real estate in Fort Lauderdale.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

......................i miss the book store

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