September 3rd, 2013


Sunny's Bar officially reopens!

"Sunny’s rises from the Sandy sludge" by Natalie Musumeci for The Brooklyn Paper

Here's my full quote for the article:

I've been going to Sunny's ever since I moved from my native Manhattan to Brooklyn in the late 1990's and neighborhood whispers of a bar frozen in time compelled me to hop my bike from Carroll Gardens to the waterfront of Red Hook where I stumbled upon a spiritual awakening. When Hurricane Sandy slammed Brooklyn hard, we were all devastated by the damage and I helped curate an entertainment-based benefit with Anica Archip and Tone Johansen to keep the spirit of Sunny's Bar alive while they began to fix what got broken. Like everyone who was impacted by the superstorm, the people who make Sunny's Bar what it is rallied to keep it what it stands for: a community of people who congregate at the last bar at the end of the world, where the blue grass music uplifts your soul as you knock back amber gold within eye-shot of the Statue of Liberty who lights up the starry night with her unblinking torch. I'll miss the speakeasy that kept Sunny's on the down low but I'm happy to see their front door open again for the next batch of new folks who hear the whispers.
--Dean Haspiel, Brooklyn cartoonist