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THE NAKED CITY – THE GRUMPY AFTERMATH TO NYE

During WWII, the Nazi regime in Germany found a convenient way of maintaining the vibe around its villainous onslaught, not only within the military and its upper echelons but with the public at large. To put it crudely they became a nation of meth heads, supposedly from the Fuehrer right down to the frontline cannon […]

Sydney brings in 2022 while COVID-19 keep crowds at home

By TOKS OGUNDARE Sydney waved goodbye to 2021 and ushered in the new year with its signature fireworks spectacular, marking a return to a traditional program after a limited display in 2020.  First Nations artist Blak Douglas curated the 9:00 pm fireworks and Welcome to Country. The display included projections of local First Nations custodians […]

Enjoy New Year’s Eve In The Park

NYE in the PARK, Sydney’s only NYE festival, is set to return to Camperdown's Victoria Park this year. The festival will provide one helluva party this New Yer's Eve thanks to it's stacked line up of performers, which includes - PNAU, The Presets, What So Not, Spacey Jane, Illy, Mashd N Kutcher, Poof Doof Drag […]

City prepares for ‘line in the sand’ New Year’s Eve celebrations

By DANIEL LO SURDO The City of Sydney has finalised plans for New Year’s Eve celebrations that Lord Mayor Clover Moore hopes will be a ‘line in the sand’ for Sydneysiders after almost two years living with the COVID-19 pandemic.  After the pandemic interrupted celebrations last year, the City has reverted back to most of […]

New Years Eve Event Guide – Sydney 2021/22

Thankfully it's looking likely that we will all be able to bid good riddance to 2021 with a proper New Years Eve celebration, unlike last year - obviously pending the impact of Omicron. So the team here at City Hub have taken some time this week to find some of the best events for you […]

‘Highly inappropriate’: New Year’s Eve portaloo fiasco

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West residents were left bewildered last month as over 90 portable toilets were delivered to foreshore parks in Balmain East and Birchgrove in preparation for New Year’s Eve celebrations, despite Inner West Council declaring the popular vantage points closed over three weeks earlier.  Inner West Council Mayor Darcy Byrne pleaded […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE GRUMPY GUIDE TO NEW YEAR’S EVE

In a recent interview with the ABC, author Richard Flanagan put an interesting spin on the common reference to the pandemic as the ‘new normal’. He asserted as far as history was concerned we had simply returned to the ‘normal’, following an ‘abnormal’ period of prosperity following WWII. Everyday life prior to the end of […]

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 – 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 […]

THE NAKED CITY – SYDNEY, THE WORLD IS WATCHING?

Most people would agree that Sydney is one of the worst planned cities in Australia, if not the world. A legacy that began when the early settlers ran cattle tracks in all directions, which has left us with a jumble of narrow streets, increasing traffic congestion and a series of band aid measures designed to […]