Time Up For Black Cat?
The ongoing saga of the Czarny Kot hotel has taken one more twist after a local court decided the land it stands on must be returned to the city. First built in the 1990, the six-story hotel has consistently been cited as being one of the capital’s worst eyesores,... Read more
Revamp For PKiN
Conducted by the Kraków-based firm Renovatorium, work has begun on restoring the Palace of Culture’s observation deck back to its original, sparkling white look. Set to continue until mid-September, the project will include a thorough clean of the façade, the first time such has happened for over 40 years.... Read more
Hiss Off: Snake Alert
Police have warned the public about an escaped snake thought to measure up to six-meters long. The news first broke last week after the skin of an Indian Python was discovered in the south west of Warsaw close to the Wisła River. Originally, skeptics had declared the whole charade... Read more
One Of A Kind: Europejski
Re-energized following a magnificent six-year refit, the Europejski Hotel reopened in June to widespread acclaim… Immediately installed as Poland’s most distinguished hotel, the June launch of the Raffles Europejski Warsaw was the culmination of a meticulous renovation that saw no expense spared. But so much more than just another... Read more
The Regeneration Game
Conducting a headcount of new or emerging skyscrapers is one way to judge Warsaw’s progress. But on ground level, there’s just as much action occurring in the old pre-war factories that stud the town… Koneser Entered via a set of hyper spooky Neo Gothic gates, the exciting surrounding Praga’s... Read more
Stones In Warsaw!
Over fifty years since they first played in Warsaw, the Rolling Stones returned to the capital to leave crowds stunned with an electrifying performance at the National Stadium. Marking the end of their No Filter tour, Mick Jagger took time to address the crowd in Polish and back dissenters... Read more
Container Park Planned
Plans for a mixed-use complex comprised of 272 cargo containers have been revealed by Jakub Szczęsny, an architect best known for designing the skinniest building in the world – the so-called Keret House found in the district of Mirów. Covering a 10,000 sq/m plot on Chmielna 75, his proposal... Read more
Polish Vodka Museum Opens!
The regeneration of Praga’s Koneser Factory took a significant step forward today with the official opening of the Polish Vodka Museum – allegedly the first museum of its kind anywhere in the world. Set inside a 19th century distillery that once kept both locals and occupying Russian troops supplied... Read more
Equality Parade 2018
Once more this summer, central Warsaw will grind to a standstill on June 9th as the Equality Parade snakes its way through the streets of the capital… First held in 2001, the Equality Parade has survived numerous political obstacles to grow into one of the largest annual parades held... Read more
On The Market
Work has begun on dismantling swathes of Bazar Różycki, a legendary marketplace once synonymous with black market dealings and shady gang wars. Originally founded in 1874 by pharmacist Julian Różycki, it’s since become entrenched in Praga folklore, playing a central part in the development of the local dialect, culture... Read more