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THE NAKED CITY – TONIGHT I’LL BE EATING

Ray Martin, Lee Lin Chin, Hamish Blake, Andy Lee, Lleyton Hewitt, Magda Szubanksi, Anh Do and The Wiggles – just a few of the celebrities and sporting personalities who have featured in recent television commercials for UberEats. All have no doubt been very well rewarded for their endorsement in what has been an advertising blitz […]

THE NAKED CITY – NIGHT SHOPPING IN THE LOO

Like Darlinghurst, Kings Cross and Surry Hills, Woolloomooloo has always been a popular location for Sydney’s once bourgeoning number of brothels. Prior to the decriminalisation of prostitution in 1979, the city’s knocking shops were a largely rough and tumble affair. Many were owned by gangsters like Tilley Devine who by the late 20s had built […]

THE NAKED CITY – HEALTHY SYDNEY COMES SECOND BEST!

Wow, Sydneysiders will be overjoyed to hear that we have recently been announced the second healthiest city in the world. Widely reported across Australian media, the Healthy Cities Lifestyle Report for 2021 supposedly analysed factors such as hours of sunshine, annual average hours worked and the amount of outdoor activities available in their grading of […]

THE NAKED CITY – Bring Back The Ducky!

It’s great to see that the Sydney Festival will go ahead in January 2021 with an ‘Australian Made’ program – no big name overseas acts but the spotlight on some wonderful local musicians, dancers, actors and artists. Naturally crowd numbers will be restricted with the various COVID-19 protocols but it’s a brave move to stage […]

THE NAKED CITY – SANTA SACKED FOR CHRISTMAS

It’s about this time of year that the big supermarkets like Coles and Woolies start stocking their shelves with mince pies and puddings. It may still be a couple of months to Christmas but it’s their almost subliminal way of gearing you up for the big Yuletide spend. How Christmas will pan out during the […]

THE NAKED CITY – CURTAINS FOR CRACKER NIGHT

Sydney without its annual pyrotechnic binge (aka the NYE Fireworks) is like Donald Trump without his fake tan, the Royal family without systemic dysfunction or the New York Post without the rantings of Miranda Devine. Okay, the analogies display where my prejudices lie but they also extend to the almost primal fascination some people have […]

THE NAKED CITY – POSITIVES FROM THE PANDEMIC?

It’s one of those clichés that we often draw positives from adversity but anybody doing it tough during the current pandemic will quickly dismiss that kind of gratuitous cheering up. Nevertheless there are some good things that have emerged over the past six months as a result of the COVID calamity and for what it’s […]

THE NAKED CITY – SYDNEY – BEST WE FORGET!

Generations from now we will look back at the current pandemic as a hugely significant period in our history, with a massive archive of analysis and hindsight. The worldwide plague will become one of the best documented events of the current millennium and hopefully provide the lessons to prevent if ever happening again. But what […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE ROYAL BUSHFIRE CIRCUS

First it was the bushfires and the choking smoke, then the economic impact of the coronavirus, followed by the floods and now the announcement that we are about to endure yet another Royal tour. Even worse the Australian Government has invited Prince William and Kate Middleton to tour the devastated bushfire areas and take part […]

THE NAKED CITY – FIREWORKS OR FIZZER!

It’s about this time of the year that the PR machine of the City Of Sydney Council swings into overdrive to promote the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks. We always hear that the pyrotechnics will be bigger and better than ever, along with the gross exaggeration that a billion people will be tuning in worldwide […]