Sunny’s in Red Hook Is Closer to Reopening

Hopefully, a few more weeks.
Hopefully, a few more weeks. Photo: Dean Haspiel

Red Hook’s famous Sunny’s — which was inundated with five feet of storm surge a month ago and throughly wrecked — is well on its way to once again serving cold beer and hosting bluegrass musicians. The Brooklyn Paper reports the bar has raised more than $24,000 on Kickstarter. The campaign was set up a week ago in order to help 78-year-old owner Sunny Balzano repair the bar’s basement, replace its subpanel, and buy new compressors. All of Red Hook’s restaurants and food businesses were affected by the storm and its aftermath. [BP, Earlier, Related]