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Rushcutters Bay on the nose

BY ALANA LEVENE Sydney Water is urging residents to watch what they’re flushing down their toilets after a recent sewer blockage caused wastewater to drain into Rushcutters Bay, blocking the area to swimmers for weeks. This is the fourth choke in the in Paddington area since the beginning of November, according to a Sydney Water […]

Is sharing really caring?

BY ANITA SENARATNA Sydneysiders are some of the world’s biggest users of online home sharing platform Airbnb, which allows people to offer up their spare rooms and homes for short-term rentals to other users. Areas like Bondi and Paddington have become hotspots for travellers looking for accommodation outside the city but still close to the […]

The Village Inn

After a tough week of personal attacks due to his ‘no high vis.’ dress code, Leeroy Petersen was keen to show me what his new venue should be known for – good food. He has completely gutted a ‘durty’ old Irish bar, giving it new life, natural light, wooden floors and smatterings of taxidermy on the walls.


When your face is as scarred as mine is, it becomes difficult to successfully grow a beard. Fortunately, there are only seldom situations where beards come in handy, such as when shrouding your identity after a bank heist, or when tucking into one of the artery-clogging staples at Paddington’s Cheekyburger.

The Grand National Hotel

Recently refurbished, The Nash - one-time darling of the Paddo pub scene - is back in business. And it’s already attracting Paddington royalty, with Bruce Pollack spotted in a booth in the low-key front bar.

Support gathers for removal of Oxford Street clearway

The Daily Telegraph’s Miranda Devine has directed harsh criticisms at Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s plan to remove a clearway on Oxford Street. “Clover Moore lives in a fantasy world where people spend their time sitting around cafes drinking chai or riding pushbikes,” Ms Devine wrote. In response, long-time resident, business owner and chair of the […]