Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What Would You Do With Pawlowski's Hole? Part 2


Yesterday, I asked you what you would do with Pawlowski's hole in downtown Allentown. Lots of great suggestions, including Central Park.

25 comments:

Ryan said...

That actually doesn't look half bad.

Anonymous said...

I like it. I would suggest a picnic pavilion dedicated to New Latinos of the Lehigh Valley. They could hold their meetings in the park and hand the campaign checks directly to King Edwin.

In all seriousness, I went down to the site last night to get out of the house and there's a bit of local excitement in the air. People were taking photographs and a couple of local residents were passing the time yelling out to motorists "Hey how do you like the pit? Your tax dollars are paying for it". Almost an informal protest of sorts.

Anonymous said...

The idea of an Allentown Central Park on that site is a pretty good idea when you think about it. It'd probably do more for the neighborhoods surrounding it than the arena would.

You could do a lot in a big flat space like that.

Anonymous said...

We can't even take care of the parks this town already has!

Anonymous said...

Ryan Conrad
Put your name if you have local ties with this flopp, I seen you busti a slob with ms giggles and jiggles on the front terace of the Butz building before the mudhole saga began?

Anonymous said...

If they open the park for hunting, I'm in there like swimwear.

Anonymous said...

a central park makes sense. The homeless can have new digs and move out from under the 8th Street Bridge.

C said...

Unfortunately this hole belongs to all of us.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:03 Stop smoking crack immediately

Anonymous said...

I say frack the damn thing and be done with it. There's got to be some shale below all the porous limestone. There's certainly lots of uncaptured gas in center city Allentown. Jobs and revenues are guaranteed. No public investment required.

Anonymous said...

That's a dirty question.

Anonymous said...

I think it'd be developed if the arena went away, just not with an arena.

Yeah it's in downtown Allentown but it's a flat, city block sized piece of land with all the completed environmental studies.

I'd vote for urban farm, just for the irony. Fields of vegetables and livestock and of course, a barn.

If Allentown were prudent about the whole thing they'd be thinking about a Plan B. I know they aren't...it's personal now, but somebody should be thinking about how to develop that parcel and get the money back out of it to pay off the money already spent.

Anonymous said...

It could be called LAKE SIMMONS

Anonymous said...

I think if this all gets resolved within a year, they should build the arena as planned. If, god forbid, the suburbs find a way to drag this out longer, they should just screw it, make the "pit" totally tax free for 30-years (i.e. no property tax, no return all other taxes collected by the NIZ) and get a developer to build the swankiest office building money can buy. Hopefully it would bleed the 'burbs white for pulling this BS.

Anonymous said...

and get a developer to build the swankiest office building money can buy. Hopefully it would bleed the 'burbs white for pulling this BS.

Best suggestion ever

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow, the Phantoms start contacting the folks who are signed up for season tickets. Can't wait till next hockey season. I will be sitting in my season ticket seats enjoying the best minor league action money can buy.

Minor league hockey is truly great. It puts baseball to shame. It is fast, fun and hard hitting action for three periods.

Can't wait! Sorry haters but this is life and I am living it while you can just keep hating.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Have fun travelling to New York.

Anonymous said...

You'll be enjoying hockey from Pawlowski's mancave while your car is being put on blocks and Sam Bennett refuses to call the cops. There won't be any hockey in Allentown next year. Edwin says as much in his latest interview. Glen Falls is only about five hours drive though. Enjoy yer hole!

Anonymous said...

The ice hockey knowledge of the NIZ Cheerleaders is revealing ...

"The Adirondack Phantoms announced the dates for six games in the 2012-13 season, including the home opener.

The first home game at the Glens Falls Civic Center will be on Saturday, October 13. The traditional New Year's Eve game is also on the books. The Phantoms also listed its annual Black Friday home game over Thanksgiving weekend ...

... the complete schedule will be released by the AHL in a couple of months."

Tim McManus - The Phantoms Forum
June 12, 2012
http://poststar.com/blogs/phantoms_forum/

Bernie O'Hare said...

That's a scoop! Thanks.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Is this IPP?

ironpigpen said...

You're welcome. Yes.

Sorry for the delay in responding.

:-)

RO

Big Headed McBastard said...

I wonder how many season tickets the Shamrocks lacrosse team has sold for the 2012-13 season in Allentown so far? It worked out well in Wilkes-Barre with those season tickets. lol

Anonymous said...

would make a nice wishing well.

Anonymous said...

How about beach volleyball?