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The other side of the rainbow

By ALLISON HORE This week a 90-meter rainbow footpath which runs along the area of Prince Alfred Park known “Equality Green” was unveiled in Surry Hills.  But its reveal, through a photoshoot on the Lord Mayor’s personal facebook page, has raised concern among other councillors. The footpath was painted in rainbow colours in celebration of […]

Prince Alfred Park’s rainbow footpath unveiled

By ALLISON HORE A new rainbow footpath has been unveiled in Surry Hills just in time for Mardi Gras. The footpath serves as a reminder both for how far the LGBTQI+ community has come and how far it has to go. The 90-metre path runs alongside the area of Prince Alfred Park now known “Equality […]

Rainbow footpath for Surry Hills

By ALLISON HORE A pathway in Surry Hills is set to be transformed into a vibrant rainbow to commemorate the vote to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia almost three years ago. The 90-metre path will run alongside an area of Prince Alfred Park now known as “Equality Green” as a tribute to a public gathering […]

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 […]

Surry Hills playground by kids, for kids

By ALLISON HORE A playground designed by kids, for kids will give some of Surry Hills’s youngest residents new opportunities to be active and interact with nature. The popular playground at Shannon Reserve on Crown Street has reopened after an upgrade based on feedback from local primary school students, community members and a playground consultant.  […]

Coronavirus cases see another Sydney venues close for cleaning

By ANNIE LEWIS As the state battles to keep coronavirus numbers down, a public health warning has been put out for anyone who attended an establishment in Surry Hills on Sunday. NSW Health has put out an alert for those who visited Hotel Harry, known to many as Harpoon Harry, on July 26. A case […]

Suspicious fire burns brothel

By JAMES HARRISON A fire emerged at 10 Bellevue Street, Surry Hills, early evening on 30 May, quickly spreading next door to number 12, a brothel that has been closed for over two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The fire is being treated as suspicious by police, with an inspector and police captain arriving […]

Surviving In Surry Hills

Surry Hills is a thriving district characterised by cafes, restaurants and small business. As such the suburb was hit incredibly hard by the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent social distancing measures. In spite of these measures though many business have already rapidly shifted their business models to survive. For local community members these business evolutions mean […]

Dance Nation

Anyone that has daughter or seen the television show Dance Moms understands all too well the intensity of the drama which can surround any teen girl event. The upcoming Pulitzer Prize nominated show Dance Nation turns this drama into a comedy for the Belvoir Street Theatre stage. Set somewhere in middle America, away from the […]

Vet reveals dog lepto diagnoses

By JOAN HENSON In the last 12 months one Sydney vet diagnosed five of the six determined cases of inner city dog leptospirosis - a disease that kills canines - by performing advanced testing, despite rare reports of local cases. Leptospirosis can be transmitted to animals and humans, and rodents are common carriers – but […]