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Black Cat Loses Life
The end is nigh for possibly the most iconic of all of Warsaw’s post-communist architectural atrocities. Years of legal wrangling appear to be over after it was announced that a tender for the demolition of the Czarny Kot hotel would be launched within the next 60 days. Originally constructed...
Treblinka Remembered
The 74th anniversary of the inmate rebellion at the Treblinka death camp was marked last Wednesday by a somber ceremony organized by the Jewish Historical Institute. Those in attendance included the Israeli ambassador, Anna Azari, Poland’s chief rabbi, Michael Schudrich, and Ada Willenberg, widow of the late Samuel Willenberg,...
Uprising Anniversary
The 73rd anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising will be commemorated by way of numerous services, exhibitions, lectures and screenings throughout the month. As ever, August 1 is set to be the most important day, with events including a ceremonial changing of the guard at noon in front of...
Animal Rights (& Wrongs)
Rectors at Wrocław University have sent a memo to prospective students warning them against using Snapchat animal filters in ID photos attached to their application forms. The appeal comes after the university was flooded with applications that included holiday snaps, selfies and superimposed animal features. “These are not suitable...
Take-off Delayed
Residents of Warsaw were left scandalized last week after an Ilyushin-14 passenger plane was left parked on Pl. Defilad. But this shock quickly turned to horror after rumors began circulating that the plane’s owner – the proprietor of numerous fast food ventures in the vicinity – planned on opening...
Trump In Wawa!
Despite being widely hailed as a success, Donald Trump’s fleeting visit to Warsaw wasn’t completely without incident: Wednesday evening saw Greenpeace activists project a message onto the Palace of Culture announcing ‘No Trump, Yes Paris’. Their message was a reference to the US President’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate...
Inside Trump’s Tower!
The opening of the Marriott in 1989 wrote a new chapter in Warsaw’s hotel history. Expats and moneyed locals thronged the hotel’s bars and restaurants, while visiting VIPs made full use of the split-level Presidential Suite on the 40th floor: Joan Collins, Chris de Burgh and the King of...
Armageddon

Armageddon

Insider News 30 June 2017 0

Huge swathes of Warsaw were left gridlocked and without electricity after a flash storm ripped through the city on Thursday afternoon. Hundreds of trees are believed to have been felled, leaving dozens of cars damaged and roads blocked. Miraculously, no serious injuries have been reported. Across the rest of...
Modlin 2.0

Modlin 2.0

Insider News 28 June 2017 0

Plans have been made public to transform Modlin fortress into a ‘smart city’ development hosting the largest conference center in Central Eastern Europe. The project, estimated to cost up to EUR 480 million, also envisions the creation of a university, wellness center, golf course, and, of course, luxury loft...
The New Wisła!
Some things are worth waiting for: though delivered behind schedule, the revamped promenade on the left side of the Wisła has won acclaim for transforming the riverfront. Launched in several stages (with some still to go), the latest section was officially opened yesterday by Warsaw’s mayor, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz. “You...

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