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Spy Building Saved?
Colloquially known as ‘Szpiegowo’ (‘Spyville’), an iconic residential block that was once rumored to be a Soviet spy base looks likely to be saved from demolition according to latest reports. Found close to the Russian Embassy at Sobieskiego 100, the property was seized by the city last year in... Read more
Browary Named Best In The World
Finishing the year on a high, Browary Warszawskie has been named ‘the best in the world’ after topping the Best Urban Regeneration category at the MAPIC Awards. Designed by JEMS Architecki for Echo Investment, the mixed use project beat off competition from French and Spanish entrants to finish top... Read more
Warsaw Pizzeria Among Europe’s Best!
Issued by the Italian-run Top 50 portal, the rankings (which excluded pizzerias in Italy) were topped by Peppe Pizzeria in Paris. Following in second and third were Via Toledo Enopizzeria in Vienna and Fratelli Figurato in Madrid. But there was also good news for Poland after Ciao a Tutti... Read more
On The Rise: Museum of Modern Art
Heavy with black and white graphics, the fence has been designed to deliver a clear message to the passing pedestrian: “19,788 m2 of art – imagine it”, urges the communication. This, say museum officials, will become even easier on May 15th when Jerzy Blomberg and Michał Ziętek will take... Read more
Flower Power!

Flower Power!

Insider News 29 April 2021 0

Announced by City Hall on Tuesday, the initiative will see swathes of the city transformed to feature tens of thousands blooming flowers of different size and color. Half-a-million will be planted in parks whilst another 200,000 are set to appear on streets. Of the latter, those benefiting the most... Read more
Public Art: Battle of Warsaw 1920
Jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and KGHM Polska Miedź SA, the giant mural celebrates Poland’s momentous triumph over the Bolsheviks, a victory that historians credit with saving Western Europe from being swept away under communism. “It is worth emphasizing that the victory in the... Read more
Covid-19 Hits Warsaw
With Poland’s first case of Covid-19 confirmed on March 4th, it didn’t take long for the virus to spread across the nation. For their part, the government moved fast to outlaw mass gatherings, close schools and shut borders. Bafflingly, the response of the church was more muddied with some... 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
Gdynia-Tel Aviv: POLIN’s Stunning Exhibition
Three-thousand miles apart, yet bonded by several underlying similarities, a new exhibition at the POLIN museum seeks to explore the entwining commonalities between Gdynia and Tel Aviv. Rippling blue seas, pristine white buildings, stretching sands and clear, sunny skies. This is the Gdynia and Tel Aviv that the exhibition... 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