Game Over: Black Cat
The never-ending saga of the Czarny Kot hotel drew a step closer to finally reaching its conclusion after a demolition crew set to work in mid-December. First built in 1990, the six-story behemoth has consistently been cited as being one of the capital’s ugliest structures, not to mention its... Read more
And Then There Was Light!
Warsaw’s Christmas countdown will become all the more real on December 7th, the date on which the switch is flicked on the city’s lights. Celebrated as one of Europe’s largest seasonal light shows, approximately 4.5 million energy efficient LED bulbs will sparkle through the city to form a truly... Read more
Chef Breaks Into World Top 100
Six years after his eponymous restaurant became the first Polish eatery to be awarded a Michelin star, Wojciech Amaro has again made history after becoming the only Pole to ever be included on the Top 100 list organized by the Best Chef Awards. Famed as the founding father of... Read more
Warsaw’s Great Synagogue Returns
Seventy-six years after it was first demolished by the Nazis, Warsaw’s Great Synagogue has risen anew – only this time, in miniature form. Unveiled in early August, the 1:25 scale model is the latest addition to the stunning Park Miniatur, and quite possibly the feather in its cap. With... Read more
I’m Planet Earth: Save Me!
Warsaw has become the first city in the world to install smart recycling machines that incentivize the public to treat their waste responsibly. Developed by the Kraków-based firm EcoTech System, users can dispatch their aluminum, glass and plastic trash inside the contraptions before receiving points in return via a... Read more
’44 Remembered
Set to be a deeply emotive occasion, the city prepares to mark the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising… Criticized as a bourgeois rebellion fomented by the capitalist West, for decades the 1944 Warsaw Uprising was consigned to footnote status by the Communist government. The years since the political... Read more
Modernists Outraged!
Architecture buffs and urban conservationists were left outraged after a protected building found itself temporarily redecorated with a lace-like pattern by the famed Polish street artist NeSpoon. Touting a cosmic form inspired by the Soviet Union’s forays into space, the former ticket booth at PKP Powiśle was completed in... Read more
In Memoriam: Rosław Szaybo
The rock world mourns the death of one of the great cover artists of our time… Musicians the world over paused to pay their respects to Rosław Szaybo, a graphic designer and illustrator who acted as the creative force behind many of the most recognizable album covers of the... Read more
Bravo Stamm!

Bravo Stamm!

Insider News 15 June 2019 0

Warsaw remembers the undisputed king of Polish boxing… Coinciding with the 66th anniversary of his greatest triumph, mid-May saw the unveiling of a statue honoring ‘the father of Polish boxing’, Feliks Stamm. Cast in bronze, the 2.6-meter figure has been positioned in the park outside Hala Mirowska, just steps... Read more
Polonia Redevelopment Announced
The topsy-turvy world of Polonia Warszawa football club has taken a turn for the better after a winning design for their stadium’s redevelopment was announced earlier in the week. The result of a seven-month process, a 13-person jury chose a design submitted by JSK Architekci ahead of 16 other... Read more