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    Letter to The Sydney Morning Herald from member of the Kings Cross Parents and Carers Association, Claudia Bowman. March 24, 2014 ...  

    "As a local business owner, resident, mother of three and member of the Kings Cross Parents and Carers Association, I can assure you Kings Cross is greener and cleaner than ever before, which is precisely why our members have chosen to stay and raise their families here in the inner city of Sydney ... Anyone taking a 'pram tour' with us and our kids (bring your scooter) can see all the recent upgrades that have taken place in Kings Cross."

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    Chris Hanley in conversation with the author John Baxter 
    Paris at the End of the World - the City of Light During the Great War
    Where: Potts Point Bookshop, 14 Macleay St, Potts Point
    When: May 28, 2014. 6.30 for 7pm
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    News snippets

    Dead Drunk: Lights out in the Cross. ABC doco on iview. View here >>

    Coalition and Shooters press for City council voting by non-resident businesses and property owners. Challenge for Clover. Read on >> 

    Leaf-blowers ... Body corporate taste tyrants ... Other disturbances ... Read on >>


    Fratelli Paradiso loses footpath dining application 

    Restrictions on outdoor dining for Fratelli Paradiso ... Strange policy inconsistencies in Challis Ave's late night wining and dining ... Rights of appeal restricted ... Bureaucratic complications 

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    Bayswater Road's public transport trial

    Bayswater Road for taxis and buses only (pic: Daily Telegraph)

    Bayswater Road closure ... Trial spread over three Saturday nights ... Safe hub for public transport ... Aim is to reduce violence ... Taxi Council on board ... The link between crowded streets and anti-social behaviour ... Anita Senaratna reports 

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    Hans Nowak - resident park creator

    Latest in our series on local heros ... Vic Potts and photographer Anthony Browell discover Hans Nowak's work landscaping Australia's shortest nature trail at Beare Park 

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    Buns n Balls upstumps

    Music and meatballs strike the wrong note with liquor authorities ... The "knock-on" effect from new alcohol restrictions ... Buns n Balls leaves Kings Cross and heads for the beach ... Anita Senaratna reports 

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    Grub's off

    Surely there are licensing issues when glitzy establishments switch-off the ovens while continuing to serve drinks? ... Late night nourishment underwhelming in Sydney's "entertainment precinct" ... Nosher prowls for a hamburger  

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