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Art Deco architecture of Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay proves the potential of Kings Cross

By EVA BAXTER Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay were some of Sydney’s most exclusive suburbs in the mid 1800s to 1970s. Author Peter Sheridan encompassed Sydney’s Art Deco buildings for the first time in his 2019 book Sydney Art Deco. In doing so, he realised how significant the number of Art Deco buildings in the […]

$65 million Potts Point development approved

By ASTON BROWN A $65 million hotel and apartment redevelopment on the site of Sydney’s former Bourbon and Beefsteak pub and Les Girls nightclub on Darlinghurst Road has been approved. The decision by the City of Sydney marks an end to a tedious and eventful application process that has been in the pipeline for over […]

Goddess – The Elizabeth Burton Story

Running for a short season at the Old Fitz is Goddess – The Elizabeth Burton Story, performed by none other than Burton herself, once the queen of striptease in 1960s Kings Cross and overseas adventuress. The story of a woman who informed the alternative lifestyle in Kings Cross, reflects on a long career as an […]

THE NAKED CITY – RETURN OF THE MACK?

The lifting of the lockout laws on the weekend drew a sombre response from potential late night revellers with Kings Cross taking on its characteristic ghost town appearance after midnight. Whether the madness of some seven years ago will ever return, with armies of crazed party goers descending on the Cross, remains to be seen. […]

Rediscovering a hidden figure of Sydney: The Witch of King’s Cross

By RACHEL CLARK Witchcraft and the bohemian alternative lifestyle have grown in popularity in recent years, especially on social media. Online wicca and bohemian influencers have turned the lifestyle into a fashion statement, one that is widely celebrated rather than feared. But in Sydney, there is one woman who started it all - the Witch […]

The unexplored link between homelessness and boredom

By LIAM WEBSTER Boredom is the most curious universal experience. At some point in our lives, we all get bored. Some people become frustrated, some overeat, others find creative outputs. You might even be bored right now. We often take boredom for granted because there are limitless outlets to channel our time into.  But what […]

Report deems Metro revitalisation “feasible”

By ALLISON HORE A report released last week concluded it would be “feasible” for a much-loved Art Deco theatre in Potts Point to be resurrected. The conclusion is welcomed by the community whose impassioned pleas saw the building receive heritage listing last year. The feasibility study was commissioned last year by the City of Sydney […]

The gentrification of the jungle

By MARK KRIEDEMANN From March 8, Kings Cross will return to opening hours and service last seen 6 years ago when the lockout laws came into effect. Under the lockout laws venues serving alcohol had to close their doors to patrons at 1:30 am, and last drinks at bars were 3am. With the lifting of […]

Open for business: Lockout lifted in Kings Cross

By ALLISON HORE The last of Sydney’s lockout laws are due to be scrapped next month, meaning the whole city will be open-for-business once again.  From March 8, the lockout will be lifted from venues in Kings Cross meaning patrons will be allowed to continue to enter pubs, bars and nightclubs in the area after […]

Art Deco icon receives heritage listing

By ALLISON HORE After “impassioned pleas” from the Kings Cross community, the NSW Government has announced their decision to grant state heritage listing to the Metro Minerva theatre building in Potts Point.  The much-loved Art Deco building, which opened in 1939 as The Minerva Theatre, received state heritage recognition in December. Built in Hollywood’s golden […]