Monday, June 18, 2012

What Would You Do With Pawlowski's Hole?

One of my readers sent me this possibility. Blogger Michael Molovinsky has suggested we fill it in. Others say we need to build a $220 million hockey arena because the hole's already there.

If you were King of the World, what would you do?

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

The water is not scum colored so does not match Allentown's persona!

Anonymous said...

Color the water brown and call it the Browne Hole.

Anonymous said...

The Allentown Super Swim Hole otherwise known as the A.S.S.Hole

Anonymous said...

They'll just turn it into another beltzville

Anonymous said...

Put Pawlowski, Browne, Mann, Jennings, Reilly and Topper in it.

Put up a fence.

Sell food pellets for $1/bag.

Let the general public feed the assholes.

Anonymous said...

A place for skate boarders?

Anonymous said...

Futbol fields would get constant use and help to promote health.
BMX track too.
motocross....
Just need to organize some dirt.

Anonymous said...

Hole marketing can be tricky. Ours has been problematic since quarrying operations ceased years ago. We're looking to create an NIZ and commuter tax to finance something big.

Warm regards,
Borough of Chapman

Anonymous said...

The old saying goes: if God needed to give the world an enema, he'd stick it in Allentown. Let's officially market Allentown as "The Asshole Of The World." Zip the Mouse (or whateverthehellitsnameis) could do programs on colon health. It could be a rallying point for the stupid bi-county health bureau.

Allentown: Asshole Of The World and A City Without Polyps!

Anonymous said...

A nice new sewage treatment facility would be grand!

Anonymous said...

C'mon Bernie! This is ridiculous. First, who doesn't want to see a hockey arena here? This would only enhance the LV. Even Jay Finnigan wants to see a hockey arena here! Second, you are only encouraging silly comments from people who wouldn't support anything for any community. Please take this down as it only allows these people to call others bad names.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I've seen no personal attacks. Also, the one way to guarantee a post stays is to call for it to come down.

Hockey Mom said...

i suggest a grand park with a large obnoxious statue to mayor pawlowski, pawlowski park with grand fountains and perhaps an outdoor skating rink during the winter months

Anonymous said...

You know, it's a shame Nazareth speedway took down their grand-stands... we could have trucked them in, in their Yellow and Red glory. That water would freeze over in the winter. Bam, outdoor hockey, and a pool in the summer.

Philly got 46,000 to watch a bunch of old timers play a hockey game outside...

Honestly, let's put a race track in. All those Hondas that race around Allentown and Whitehall with their fart-cans would be able to race there instead of on MacArthur rd.

Anonymous said...

6:17 pm that is very very good pr work you do there butt you forgot hemrod removal butt than we would be missing the king and all his court jesters. Who would finish the mudhole if they were gone?
LMFAO daily rollin in allentowns mudhole and you know I am a pig that love to stay koolaid

Anonymous said...

Put a welfare office, so those in the neighborhood don't have to go so far to live off the government!!

Anonymous said...

Fill it wth turtles and watch them try to crawl out...charge a sight seeing fee.

Anonymous said...

Name it after Angle, O;Hare and Stoffa and leave it as it is as a permanent monument to their influence on the Lehigh Valley.

Anonymous said...

"Name it after Angle, O;Hare and Stoffa and leave it as it is as a permanent monument to their influence on the Lehigh Valley."

Better yet, name it after the 3 of them, and leave as a monument to their contributions to the Lehigh Valley. Therefore it can be left as an empty ripped off pit.

Anonymous said...

I agree with anon 12:37.

Anonymous said...

Community garden - introduce jungle warfare into the urban environment.

Anonymous said...

Central Park comes to mind.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"C'mon Bernie! This is ridiculous."

Anon- You don't find this a little funny? The state's third largest city, in an effort to dramatically change its trajectory, spends many millions of dollars to clear an entire center city block, and plans to finance a hockey arena with a shakey, questionable "law", while picking the pockets of its neighbors (behind their backs),while calling those displaced "a cancer", then failing to come up with an alternative...

Come to think of it, you're right. This is not funny. This is tragic.

VOR

Anonymous said...

Have a Government-sponsored carnival at the bottom of the Browne Hole.

Send Bill White to write amazing articles about stuffing his face full of food Mrs. Obama would, undoubtedly, not approve of.

The Phantoms can set up a booth to sell season tickets to fans, who can gloat about how the Brooks Brothers succeeded in getting almost a quarter of a billion dollars of welfare for their transformative hockey rink from progressive Bureaucrats unafraid to spend the big bucks.

Commonwealth, indeed.

Anonymous said...

Well, the area could use a pharmacy. Maybe a dollar store. A day care center, too, because (believe it or not) people who live downtown sometimes work.

Oh wait...

Anonymous said...

The first comment: 3:31...

Does that sound like a nasty bias against Allentown or a "myth" .

Does that sound like it has strong racial ( and/or class ) bias to you Bernie?
It has an ugly ring in my ears.

Anonymous said...

4:11 post...calling them assholes isn't a personal attack?

Anonymous said...

I say build really high wall all around the site. Then put every drug dealer and thug in the place giving them each a gun, uzi, etc. Then let them go at each other. Will solve that down town crime problem...

Anonymous said...

"calling them assholes isn't a personal attack?"
Certainly not.
Just an accurate description.

Anonymous said...

Fill it in, free parking!!

Anonymous said...

The Lehigh Valley. Remember that call to rally? We must all fight for what is good for the Lehigh Valley. Regionalization is the name of the game. This project should have been sold as a regional fix for a missing part of the "Quality of Life" of the Lehigh Valley...kinda how the Iron Pigs Baseball Team was promoted and accepted here in the Valley. Kinda like the Casino was promoted in Bethlehem. But no......Allentown wanted it all for themselves and forget about regionalization. Tax thy neighbor, and financially rape their communities. Let's all chip in for a sculpture to be placed at this cite that stands as tall as the PPL Building. A fixture of a fist with its middle finger extended on a rotating pedestal. Let it serve as an example of what Senator Browne and the Mayor of Allentown thought of we his neigbors and how we now feel about the Senator and the Mayor of Allentown. On a more serious note....everything short of taxing neighboring communities should be done to finish this project. It will work if done properly.

Bernie O'Hare said...

9:05, I do not consider the first comment racial or classist. That would require quite an imagination. It is possibly anti-Allentown.

Bernie O'Hare said...

9:28, The comment calling 4 elected officials "assholes" is fair. They are elected officials and have to expect that sort of thing from time to time. I do not even consider it a personal attack.

Anonymous said...

There appears to be jealous "burbies" . Really think it could benefit outlying communities and give us some thing to look forward to in these unfortunate times. Think Allentown being badly besieged and maligned. Don't take kindly to the horrible name calling and bad luck wishes from those small minds out there. SHAME!

Anonymous said...

Fill it with water and call it "Redneck teabagger Lake". The mud level would be just right.

Anonymous said...

Progressive Liberal Democrat Pond

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a title for a porno movie

Anonymous said...

The first Anon 10:16, the stands at Nazareth Speedway were taken by the France family (NASCAR's owners) and used to replace the stands at the track they own in upstate NY (Watkins Glen). Because one of the wealthiest families in America couldn't afford to buy new seats, so they bought a track to use as a junk yard for track parts. #YouMightBeARedneck

Oh, but one upside for all autoracing facilities, they are always privately funded and operated. No tax handouts. So while people bitch about the noise, they don't pay for the construction or ownership of racetracks. Maybe Allentown could have a 1/4 mile high banked paved oval.