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Sunny's Bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn
Sunny's is a legendary bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn, but according to the the New York Times, "To
merely call Sunny’s a bar is to shortchange it. The place feels like a
delicious secret, with its century’s worth of knickknacks, joyous
multigenerational bluegrass jamborees and unassuming intimacy." In
short, it's legendary.
Hurricane Sandy hit last November, Red Hook took a huge hit, and
Sunny's sits on the downhill side, just a block from the East River.
It's basement has a dirt floor.
Thousands have rallied to raise funds to reopen Sunnys. At the same time, the owner, Sunny
Balzano, has been living with cancer for the past 12 years. Still the
patrons are loyal and I've heard the place hosts "speakeasy" bluegrass
show occasionally. The green truck is a constant, by the way.
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