Sydney’s central business district is set to be revitalized with the announcement of the ‘YCK Laneways’ grid which will see three blocks recognized as a dedicated hub for nightlife.
What’s a downtown alley hub without an acronym, right? YCK refers to York, Clarence and Kent Streets which lie nestled between Wynard and Town Hall in the CBD. Over the years it has become the starting point for a number of cool little bars including Grandma’s Bar, Papa Gede’s, Stitch Bar and many more. This is why this official recognition is a big step forward for Sydney’s nightlife.
To commemorate the announcement comes the celebration with âYCK Laneways Block Partyâ – a nearly two-month party filled with free, pop-up and paid events in a number of bars and public spaces. It will feature “from jazz crooners to drag queen quiz mistresses, burlesque divas to disco DJs, standing comics to slam poets” and more according to Time Out Sydney.
The announcement and huge event follows positive steps for Sydney’s nightlife with the appointment of a dedicated Night Economy Commissioner, the rescinding of the archaic foreclosure laws and the draft ‘Economic Strategy for Sydney’. 24 Hours âfrom the government of New South Wales.
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