I have never read that Miami Beach residents wish that Art Basel or the Miami International Boat Show would disappear, despite the traffic they both generate.
I have never read of Coconut Grove residents wishing the Arts Festival would leave, despite the traffic.
Is there any event that the good residents of Key Biscayne would welcome?
They fought, and continue to fight, the tennis tournament that has become, despite them, a world class event. The Boat Show will no doubt be an inconvenience for the Village for a few days, but it also brings innumerable good things to the area.
Wait until the Marine Stadium is refurbished and races or concerts are planned. Key Biscayne residents will likely howl about that too, no doubt.
Lawrence A. Snetman,