LittleHavanaGuide.com is a free online guide written and published by Corinna Moebius, a Little Havana resident, community/business leader and former tour guide. I am also co-author of the forthcoming book on the history of Little Havana, to be published in 2014 by The History Press (The Birth and Life of Little Havana: The Heart of Latino Miami).
If you want to learn more about my work in Little Havana and the philosophy behind it, check out this mini-documentary about me on PBS, part of a series called “Women and Girls Lead.”
I also welcome you to visit my personal website, where you can learn more about my background and work in Little Havana.
LittleHavanaGuide.com is one of my gifts to my neighborhood of Little Havana and all those who live and work here, visit here, and care about this place in one way or another. I want to share this place with you, and to dispel some of the myths and stereotypes about this colorful, historical neighborhood.
At one point I thought that publishing this guide would be a source of revenue, but then I realized that in general I do not like to sell advertising. I also had a grand vision of sending out a weekly e-newsletter, updating content regularly, etc., but this did not turn out to be feasible considering the amount of Little Havana-related work I am already engaged in.
I am, for instance, co-founder and Vice President of the Little Havana Merchant Alliance, and a board member of the neighborhood’s popular monthly arts and culture festival, Viernes Culturales.
So … in 2013 I decided to simplify the site, move it to WordPress (from Drupal) and enable Little Havana news and event postings on Facebook to automatically appear on the site (relieving me from re-posting them). I also decided to incorporate some of the content from my original LittleHavanaGuide site into a memoir I am writing about my years living and working in Little Havana. The writing in my memoir is more personal, captured in vignettes.
If some of the information on this site is no longer accurate or up to date, please forgive me — I am always trying to keep up! Thank you for visiting LittleHavanaGuide.com. I hope you will visit Little Havana itself, if you don’t already live/work/visit here.