Miami International Airport (MIA) and PortMiami are among the nation's busiest ports of entry especially for cargo from South America and the Caribbean PortMiami is the world's busiest cruise port and MIA is the busiest airport in Florida and the largest gateway between the United States and Latin America Due to its strength in international business finance and trade the city has among the largest concentration of international banks in the country primarily along Brickell Avenue in Brickell Miami's financial district Miami was the host city of the 2003 Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiations, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, 7 See also See also: Sport in Miami A 2003 U.S Geological Survey photo showing the border between Water Conservation Area 3 (bottom) with water and Everglades National Park dry (top); (Miami-Dade County) 2,253,362 2,496,435 2,761,581 +10.62% Nova Southeastern University (private) 11.4 Public transit Miami demographics Downtown Miami is the historic heart of Miami and along with Coconut Grove is the oldest settled area of Miami with early pioneer settlement dating to the early 19th century Urban development began in the 1890s with the construction of the Florida East Coast Railway by Standard Oil industrialist Henry Flagler down to Miami at the insistence of Julia Tuttle Flagler along with developers such as William Brickell and George E Merrick helped bring developer interest to the city with the construction of hotels resorts homes and the extension of Flagler's rail line Flagler Street originating in Downtown is a major east-west road in Miami named after the tycoon; the Julia Tuttle Causeway crossing Biscayne Bay just north of Downtown in Edgewater is named in honor of Tuttle. Libraries In the 1960s and 1970s the Attorney General's authority was used to grant parole or special permission to allow Cubans to enter the country However parole only allows an individual permission to enter the country not to stay permanently to allow these immigrants to stay the Cuban Adjustment Act was passed in 1966 This act provides that the immigration status of any Cuban who arrived since 1959 who has been physically present in the United States for at least a year "may be adjusted by the Attorney General to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence" (green card holder) the individual must be admissible to the United States (i.e not disqualified on criminal or other grounds). 17 External links Highways The urban bypass expressway in greater Fort Lauderdale is the Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869) connecting the northern Broward County coast at I-95 and Deerfield Beach to I-595 and I-75 at Alligator Alley in Sunrise. This section is in list format but may read better as prose You can help by converting this section if appropriate Editing help is available (October 2018).
Biscayne National Park The Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League was founded in 1993 as an expansion team They have made one appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996 They play in nearby Sunrise at the BB&T Center. PortMiami is the world's largest cruise ship port Kings Point U.S National Register of Historic Places.