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‘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 […]

Bring In The New Year With A Bang

As we come to the end of yet another year, one that feels like it went far too quickly, it’s time to begin looking ahead to how we will celebrate the arrival of 2018. City Hub have compiled a list of our most exciting options to celebrate the event both on New Year's Eve and New […]

Lockout laws eased for New Year’s Eve

Sydney’s infamous lockout laws have again been thrust into the spotlight with the decision for aspects of them to have been lifted for the New Year’s Eve celebrations across the city. The 1.30am lockout was pushed to 3am and passengers were allowed to disembark ships after the usual midnight cut-off. A spokesperson for the Deputy […]

NAKED CITY: THE BEARE PARK ‘BINGEATHON’

Beare Park is a sleepy harbourside reserve, right on the water at Elizabeth Bay and normally a haven for those seeking some solitude from the hustle and bustle of nearby Potts Point and Kings Cross. During the mid eighties it had a somewhat mixed reputation and was a favourite with junkies looking to shoot up […]

Mr Mambo eyes up New Year’s Eve

The distinctive artwork of Reg Mombassa will decorate the city as he takes on the role of New Year’s Eve cultural ambassador. Mr Mombassa has had a long and varied artistic career. He is a Mambo artist, has had numerous solo exhibitions of his paintings, worked on graphics for the 2000 Olympics, and played with […]

Inner West musos head west for NYE

The sky is the limit for the inaugural Skyvillage People’s Party being held this New Year’s Eve. Held in a scenic bush setting on the outskirts of Sydney, the festival promises plenty of low-key but talented musicians, burlesque, cult cinema and other art installations. The creators say they want to extract their favourite aspects of […]