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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
Swings & Roundabouts
News of an epic new playground set in the grounds of Park Ujazdowski has left kids across the city buzzing with anticipation. Costing zł. 3.6 million, the project will include tunnels, towers, bridges and water features and is set to be funded by ZOM – the municipal department charged... Read more
Spire Triumphs

Spire Triumphs

Insider News 18 March 2017 0

The Warsaw Spire has been named the best business and office development in the world at the 2017 MIPIM real estate awards held in Cannes. Completed in May 2016, the office complex beat off competition from 44 other countries to claim the prestigious prize. “The investment has redefined the... Read more
Women’s Day
Thousands of women hit the streets of Warsaw today as part of a nationwide series of parades to mark International Women’s Day. Last year the ruling PIS party hit the headlines after a proposal to ban abortion was met with outrage: the controversial idea was swiftly dropped after marches... Read more
Hanks For Sharing
Denizens of Bielsko-Biała have clubbed together to buy Hollywood legend Tom Hanks a Fiat 126p. Having spotted a jokey Instagram post that showed the Oscar-winning actor trying to climb into a ‘Maluch’, Bielsko native Monika Jaskólska launched a crowdfunding drive to purchase just such a model for Hanks. “When... Read more

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