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THE NAKED CITY – MURDER ON THE DANCE FLOOR

So called ‘long-COVID’ is not just a malaise confined to bodily health and mental well being. The effects of the pandemic and various lockdowns will be felt for years if not decades to come, despite the appearance of a somewhat superficial return to normality. One of the hardest areas hit has been the entertainment and […]

NSW Government “24-hour economy” plan unveiled

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Government has unveiled a new plan to turn Sydney into a 24-hour economy.  The strategy which was developed in cooperation with key industry bodies and local councils lays down key initiatives with the aim of creating a “vibrant, diverse, inclusive and safe 24-hour economy in Sydney”.  Minister for Jobs, Investment, […]

THE NAKED CITY – BURB VERSUS BURB

If you have lived in Sydney for four or more decades, you would have witnessed cycles of urban change that have an almost depressing predictability. Suburbs slip in and out of fashion as once prosperous areas fall into decline and others are reborn with an almost feverish vitality. This is illustrated no more graphically than […]

Saving Sydney’s Late Night Culture

A diversity of venues and punters who take more decisive action than "ranting and raving on social media" could be a remedy for the troublesome imbalance of the city's flailing late night culture.  In the 16 months since the introduction of the Sydney CBD lockout laws, the government has released figures which show significant reductions […]

THE NAKED CITY – PEOPLE (NO LONGER) BEHAVING BADLY

It was the mid 1980s, police corruption was rife and the streets of Kings Cross were awash with cocaine. Just outside the legendary rock venue The Manzil Room a couple of young lads were observed - their bodies crouched over, with straws up their noses, attempting to snort a white powdery substance from a large […]