Tony’s Ship Comes In

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Here’s Green Parrot Bartender Alumni Tony Jonas, AKA Parrot Tony or Russian Tony. Tony was staple around the Parrot throughout the 70’s and 80’s. His parties at his house around the corner from the bar, feasts for scores and scores of people really,were legend. Tony was 7 years old in 1952, when he and his family traveled from Germany to New York on the Vandenberg, then known as the Gen. Harry Taylor. “I was a little kid on a big boat,” Jonas recalled.

Here’s Tony in his kitchen on Mickens Lane.