Yesterday, jurors in White Plains, New York, heard from the mistress of Ben Novack, the Miami Beach scion of Fontainebleau Hotel builder Ben Novack Sr. Junior was brutally tortured and murdered in a Rye Brook hotel room in July 2009, and Bliss's testimony added a new, tawdry layer to an already incr ... More >>
Bernice Novack, second wife of the Fontainebleau Hotel's original owner, Ben Novack, was found dead, lying in a pool of her own blood, in her Fort Lauderdale home in April 2009. Police later ruled it an accidental death and attributed it to a series of falls. Her son, Ben Novack Jr., at the time ... More >>
via Bennovackjr.comThe bizarre saga of Ben Novack Jr. -- the amputee-porn-lovin' Fontainebleau heir found murdered in a New York hotel room last summer -- is finally closer to a conclusion. His wife, Narcy Novack, and three other accomplices were indicted in New York today an ... More >>
Photo by Bill CookeGerald PosnerMiami-based investigative reporter Gerald Posner has been caught lifting lines from Miami Herald stories for his own stories at the Daily Beast. As a result, Posner has been temporarily suspended.Posner, the author of Miami Babylon and many other well-received nonf ... More >>
It's been a tough summer for Miami Beach's most iconic hotel. via Wikimedia Commons The global Arma-recession has grounded flocks of would-be vacationers at home in Hamburg and Milwaukee and Bogota. A massive storm collapsed the roof at LIV. And Ben Novack Jr., heir ... More >>
From the moment that Ben Novack Jr. was found bludgeoned to death in a Rye Brook, N.Y. hotel room on July 12th, it was evident that the Fontainebleau Hotel heir had some pretty dark stuff in his past.His wife, Narcy Novack, who found his body, was at the center of speculation. Whispers arose of a bi ... More >>
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez has picked a real joker to run the housing agency. Seriously, he's a part-time stand-up comedian, but he used to do the same job in San Fran, so he's qualified to run a housing agency. [Herald]Another weird FCAT tale: A school that specializes in teaching critically ... More >>
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