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#1 aNYthing

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 06:32 PM



Hey-
I'm going to be in Sydney for a week in May (coming from New York) and I'm curious to know what are some of the up-and-coming neighborhoods?
Maybe areas that aren't in all the guidebooks yet that I wouldn't be able to discover on my own.
much thanks,
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#2 e s k i

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 07:37 AM



Depends on what your scene is...?

Anything inner-city westish i.e. Surry Hills, Chippendale, Darlinghurst are pumping full of emerging/struggling/trying up-and-coming everything, lots of little galleries, design studios, little vintages stores and markets and cafes and stuff. Inner west places like Glebe and Balmain are similar. The eastern 'burbs are similar, and depending on your point of view, full of your rich young (or young with the help of the surgeon's knife) things or wanna-be creative types who may or may not simply be girls and boys about the town i.e. Bondi, Paddington, Double Bay and co. Woollahra is nice and quite exclusive, so is Rushcutter's Bay, Pott's Point has lots of cool cafes is another sought after area and they're both just next to King's Cross full of uber trendy, exclusive and more upmarket clubs, pubs and bars alongside the seediest of seedy, being the 'red light' district where your ratty hookers, tramps and homeless druggos walk alongside your moneyed and/or c-list celeb type skanks, tramps and druggos - all part of it's charm!!!

Hope that helps some...
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Posted 05 March 2006 - 02:41 AM



marrackville and the inner west ...erskinville...are worth a trip ..for some great second hand ephemera and good cakes!
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Posted 05 March 2006 - 06:31 PM



i'ts also worth making a trip to the northern beaches ..most of which are in the guide books .but further north there is also pearl beach and patonga..they're lovely and a great drive thru the national parks then south in the other direction is thirroul and austimer..my favourite places ......i'd also try to find a way to get to scotland island or goat island ..its not groovy or hip ..but v NOT new york ..which as a sydneysider now resident in NYC ...is what i dream of /long for ...lush green, beautiful water and clean air ...and not a hipster to be tripped over. There is very little undiscovered or secret about darlinghurst let me tell you.
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Posted 06 March 2006 - 01:39 PM




Quote:

There is very little undiscovered or secret about darlinghurst let me tell you.
--- Original message by hmaslucy on Mar 5, 2006 11:31 AM



Too true, I must agree with you on that...!!
Edited by e s k i on Mar 6, 2006 at 06:44 AM
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#6 aNYthing

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:54 PM



These are all great ideas, much appreciated,
thx
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