Friday, September 7, 2007

Pete & Vicky have something in common...

When you're a tweeding Queens pol (or maybe just geographically challenged), it would seem that the logical place for you to hold your German Octoberfest celebration would be at a Czech beer garden.

Dee Richards will no doubt cover it extensively, and Ms. Schneps will probably write about how it reminded her of the great wiener schnitzel the natives made for her the last time she was in Prague...

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I feel those titles on the levels of sponsorship are somewhat offensive! FRANKFURTER FRIEND?

Anonymous said...

I went Oktoberfest 25 years ago in a large open field by the Botanical Gardens. Though I was too young to drink at the time it was pretty neat. Lots of live bands and pretty frauleins in traditional garb.

Anonymous said...

Bavarian? Hey knuckelheads, this is a BOHEMIAN beer garden, not a GERMAN brauhall.

Don't worry if someone acts up - their security was taught by the Soviets.

Anonymous said...

Surprised this is not at Riccardos. Even Peter is trying to stir up some tired blood.

The irony is that the local politicians once showed up (Bricklayer Onorato, among others) to convince the locals to develop the site in the early 90s.

Only when that group with ties to Vallone that almost ran it into the ground quit, and a new group with no ties to Queens took over, did it thrive.

Perhaps the guys that run Bohemian Hall should be given a shot at running Queens?

Naw, they would interfer with all that tweeding and honest graft going down. They would do things like pick up garbage, clamp down on noise, repair the infrastructure, in short, do all the things they did to convert Bohemain Hall from a White Elephant to a world class tourist destination (sorry, Vicky, despite what you write, that will never happen for 82nd Street, Jamaica Ave, or Main St)

Anonymous said...

Queens doesn't have any German beer gardens left. The only one we got, in Astoria is Czech. Oh well, close enough.

Anonymous said...

You'd think that 2 Italian Americans like Vallone and Cuomo would just celebrate Columbus Day and leave the German/Czech parties to people who know how to throw them...

georgetheatheist said...

Hey Vallone! You forgot "Wienerschnitzel weeny".

Anonymous said...

Hey, if we have Doorman and Pinky, what is Vallone Jr.?

Anonymous said...

How about

Developer Dumplings?

Venal developer weinerschnitzel?

Community Board 1 bratwurst (stay up all nite with that one)

Maloney horse radish (well we wanted to say horse sh*t) but this IS a family board

Onorato Onion Rings (he shows up, and haeartburn - its banned in Sunnyside as too controversial)

Gianaris Goulash (describes the local power grid)

Hope the beer distributors son (Dimico or whatever) can get a good rate on the beer.

Any other suggestions for the menu?

Anonymous said...

How about Vinny Donato Dip for the wings?

Anonymous said...

Proveramo Pilsner - its like a real civic but flat.

Anonymous said...

Dont have George Delis show up -- he tried to shut the place down 15 years ago so it could be developed.

Said the place was noisey and dirty.

This from one of the backers of Athens Square....

Anonymous said...

Those Greek cafes on Broadway are very "quiet".....
aren't they Mr. Delis ?
(Not to mention all that wasted energy......
with the air conditioning running full blast and
chilling the sidewalks through the open doors)!

sunnyside of life said...

Vallone is raising $ for some new plugs for his thinning top. Also he ran out of hair dye so he started using black shoe polish. What a freak!

Anonymous said...

Dee Richards is an old joke. Vallone is a made-up joke.

Anonymous said...

fellow crappers,

The Bohemia area of the czech-republic is inhabited by germanic peoples. It was annexed by hitler during WWII along with austria and slovenia when he reunited the german people. Also: Plzen is the town in Bohemia where pilsner beer originated from, which is the style of every large american brew sold in this country....

Anonymous said...

Oh, I get it. Pete is really celebrating the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Nazis by holding his event here.

Anonymous said...

Why not....
the Vallone family has used Nazi political tactics
for years....Dr. Goebels being their patron saint!

Anonymous said...

"The Bohemia area of the czech-republic is inhabited by germanic peoples"

Here is one, boys and girls. Sounds like one of those guys that celebrates the sinking of the Slocum every year with an event that duplicates the previous year event down to the tiniest detail - including displaying the German Imperial flag of red, white, and black.

Yes Pilsen is in Bohemian. And the Polka is from Bohemia. And no, they are not German - the Sutenland had a German minority but they were only there for a few hundred years- and are gone since WW II.

Bohemia is Czech - slavic.

Actually there is a lesson here, because appeasement, if nazis or developers (well is there any differnce?), you get nowhere.

fight! fight! fight! and for God's sake, don't let the politician act as an intermediary, as they will sell you down the river every time.

Sven Weil said...

Dear GOD!!! Dee Richards is still around????!!! I remember her from when I was a Queens Tribune staff reporter.