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Homeless stand their ground at Martin Place

BY TOMMY BOUTROS The dwellers of the homeless camp in Martin Place are refusing to move on despite Lord Mayor Clover Moore announcing on Monday night that she had come to an agreement with the camp leader, Lanz Priestly, that they would do so. Ms Moore promised an immediate safe space would be provided within […]

No space at Martin Place

BY ALEX EUGENE Sydney's homeless have been displaced in droves, after being moved on from a camp at Martin Place last Saturday. Police and City of Sydney Council workers evicted dozens of rough sleepers from the area who had been living there for months, and over time had accumulated wooden furniture, a food stall with […]

Bar Fly: Moore Street Den

Be prepared to wade through a sea of suits before you arrive at this luxe drinking den, tucked away at the far end of Martin Place Bar. Moore Street Den adds a swish new hidden dimension to this bustling CBD bar, making it the perfect place to unwind with a few of your closest strappy-heeled corporate Barbie buddies over a few cocktails and nibbles after a busy day of city life.

Martin Place to receive French facelift

BY KENJI SATO Restaurant patrons may soon be able to dine outdoors in Martin place under new plans to redevelop the area. Last week, the City of Sydney Council revealed draft policies that will cut red tape and allow businesses to serve food and drink outside. The plans will also introduce more outdoor lighting, trees, […]

Lindt Cafe reopening draws mixed feelings

By Kayla Canne Nearly 100 people flocked to the Lindt Cafe at Martin Place for its reopening last Friday morning. The company officially reopened its doors to customers at 10am, around the same time gunman Man Haron Monis ordered the doors locked on December 15 last year, taking 17 people hostage. In memory of  victims […]

News in brief

Bust The Budget On Sunday July 6, a protest was held to oppose the Abbott Government’s first federal budget. While organisations estimated an attendance of 15,000 Sydneysiders, police announced a more conservative estimate of 6,000. The protest began at Sydney Town Hall, with protestors then marching up George Street and Market Street. Social media platforms […]

News in brief

Smoke-Free Martin Place At this Monday's City of Sydney Council meeting (June 23), council debated a motion put forward by Councillor Christine Forster to implement a six month trial for a smoke-free Martin Place. The motion is being proposed based on the City of Melbourne’s smoke-free trial of Causeway Lane, highlighting the fact that Martin […]

Occupy continues to defy

Occupy Sydney has announced it will mark its second anniversary in Martin Place with a day of music, speeches, solar cooking demonstrations and free food. The group will celebrate two years in the heart of Sydney’s financial district on Saturday, October 12 – the closest Saturday to the two-year anniversary on October 15. Occupy Sydney […]

Délisse

While the new Délisse flagship store isn’t breaking revolutionary ground, what with global chains like Délifrance being in operation for twenty-five years, it does have a demonstrable commitment to excellence that’s already winning fans.