Ever notice how some of Miami's most connected, bold-faced names always manage to get their DUIs reduced to reckless driving charges? It was a recurring theme in our rundown of celeb mugshots.Well, controversial South Beach nightlife icon Chris Paciello is the latest to join the club. He's escaped D ... More >>
Earlier this month, New Times revealed the staggering number of serious felonies committed by mob turncoat Chris Paciello. The secret FBI interviews with Paciello unearthed by author Frank Owen exposed the former SoBe club king as the very model of the multi-tasking Mafioso, a virtual one ma ... More >>
Former nightlife impresario Chris
Paciello's triumphant return to South Beach just got a kick in
the pants. This week, Miami New Times chronicles how the
ex-club kingpin joined the ranks of other famous mob turncoats like
Henry Hill and Sammy "The Bull" Gravano. Frank
Owen -- an investigative journa ... More >>
Chris Paciello is an old school South Beach legend, a Bonnano crime family goon who conquered the nightclub scene before being sent to federal prison for his role in a murder. These days, he's back in his old stomping grounds working for the Delano Hotel, and is very sorry about having helped kil ... More >>
Say goodbye to the lucite piano at the Florida Room.As reported today on our food blog, Short Order, the Delano's basement bar and lounge, the Florida Room, will be closing right before the new year. We had heard rumors that the Lenny Kravitz-designed space was facing closure, but this is the fir ... More >>
Keith Paciello has become a full partner at Rokbar. Good news for all of you Bella Rose fans out there: Keith Paciello has become a full partner at Rokbar on South Beach. Expect the same laidback, anything-goes experience now that Paciello has taken over creative control at the Collins Avenue wat ... More >>
Last month, when Miami Beach journalist Gerald Posner got caught lifting from the Miami Herald in stories he wrote for the Daily Beast, he blamed the "warp speed" of the Internet.
Photo by Bill Cooke
Gerald PosnerSo what's his excuse for plagiarizing at the presumably snail pace of book wr ... More >>
Lesson #1: Hard work and an aptitude for computers can make a young man rich. Lesson #2: Some rich young men take to South Beach like fish to water. Lesson #3: South Beach is the shark. A young man with money is the bait.