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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 […]

Surry Hills & Darlinghurst Happy Hour

In a great big middle finger to COVID-19 and what it has wrought upon our everyday lives, the boho residents of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst will still get to enjoy the delights that abound, with a new initiative aimed at reintroducing the locals to their local. The Business Chambers of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst are […]

Potts Point school closed for COVID-19 cleaning

By ALLISON HORE St Vincent’s college in Potts Point closed for cleaning on Friday after a student tested positive for COVID-19. The elite Catholic school received confirmation of the positive test just before 9:30pm on Thursday night and announced that the school would be closed to allow for contact tracing and to begin a thorough […]

COVID-19 count climbs

By ALLISON HORE Patrons and staff at s restaurant in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs are being asked to get tested and self isolate after a patron and staff member tested positive for COVID-19. An investigation into Thai Rock restaurant in Potts Point was launched after a patient who tested positive for COVID-19 reported visiting the venue […]

Sam plays it again

Opinion by JOHN MOYLE A new development plan for 18-32A Darlinghurst Road – including The Bourbon and the Empire Hotel - has emerged under the cover of COVID-19. Titled “Darlinghurst Road Potts Point,” the proposal is the work of award winning architectural firm Tonkinzulaikhagreeer Architects (TZG) for their client Piccadilly Hotel Operation Trust Pty Ltd, […]

The Bridges Of Madison Country

Jason Robert Brown’s Tony Award winning musical The Bridges Of Madison County will make its Australian premiere this week at Hayes Theatre Co. Directed by Neil Gooding and produced by Matthew Henderson, the musical, originally based on the novel by Robert James Waller will star Helpmann Award-winning actor Kate Maree Hoolihan in the role of […]

The Rise And Disguise of Elizabeth R

Gerry Connolly has been in the business of comedy for a very long time, and for much of that time he’s been impersonating the Queen. So much so that he can reliably speak on her behalf - and he’ll be doing just that when he presents his version of the Queen on stage in his […]

Clover Moore’s Christmas gift

Opinion by ANDREW WOODHOUSE Who dared whisper that Santa Claus is not real? After Sydney Council community meetings, plans and counter plans, discussions, arguments and accusations, Clover Moore’s public panacea for Macleay Street, Potts Point, is now a nihilism. All so-called “upgrade” plans have come to nothing. The much-maligned “vision” concept has been quietly cancelled […]

No place to call home

By ANDREW WOODHOUSE The City of Sydney Council has refused a development application (2019/674) for a boarding house at 170 Victoria Street, Potts Point. The application was lodged by the developer’s builders. The planner’s report was scathing. Putting it politely, they noted: “The site has recently been used as a boarding house without development consent […]

Car shares get a big slice of the parking pie

By John Moyle The car sharing model has been around in Australia since two friends in Newtown came up with the idea for GoGet cars, which is undoubtedly now the largest car share company in Sydney. Since its inception in 2003, GoGet now has over 2,700 cars and 100,000 members in its network across Sydney, […]