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Food News – Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Lit up cherry blossom trees and vibrant washes of colour turned the 100-year old Woolloomooloo Wharf into a magical fairyland for the launch party of Ovolo Woolloomooloo last week. Alongside celebrity guests like Marcia and Deni Hines, and Jessica Mauboy, I wove my way through the clever interiors that have transformed the cavernous warehouse style-space into something surprisingly intimate, all without losing sight of those soaring ceiling heights.

Bar Fly: Peekaboo Bar

If Alice and the Mad Hatter went for a drink, this would be where they'd go. Hidden away on Bourke Street, a few minutes walk from the heart of The Cross is Peekaboo Bar, an eclectic new small bar that makes a mean cocktail.

Chiswick at the Gallery

There’s a better meld between the new name-brand occupant and the kind of restaurant we might expect to represent us in a key public space.

Social housing in the firing line

By Christopher Harris   A Family and Community Services (FACS) spokesperson, speaking for Minister Gabrielle Upton, has refused to rule out the sell-off of inner city social housing properties, specifically Glebe and Woolloomooloo. The statement from the department comes after the government released a Social Housing discussion paper last week, with the aim of improving […]

What’s next after Millers Point?

Following the recent decision by the NSW government to sell off the Millers Point housing commission units, community members and local councillors alike are raising the question that’s on everyone’s minds. What will be next on the chopping block? Sydney City Greens Councillor Irene Doutney believes that by looking at the rationale behind the Millers […]

Old Growler

In a basement on the cusp of Kings Cross, this bar has the ambience of a Nick Cave murder ballad - exposed bulbs, flaking walls and an abundance of bearded men; you could be in an ancient mineshaft.

Art attack: mural faces removal

A Woolloomooloo resident has launched a petition to save his mural from removal by the City of Sydney. James Argent commissioned the artwork, which took three days to complete, in August last year. But council has ordered it gone by January 24, unless the Lord Mayor steps in. “Clover Moore is all about a colourful […]