Sunny's Bar

Small Business
Help restore historic Sunny's Bar in Red Hook Brooklyn
Sunny Balzano
Small Business
Brooklyn, New York
United States
3 Team Members
Sunny’s Bar was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, and the damage to the building requires significant resources to make repairs in the basement and get Sunny’s back up and open.

What We Need

Restoring an historic bar is no easy task. The work we need in the basement has already been surveyed and drawn.  As soon as we get the permit from the Dept. of Buildings, we'll start digging! We just need help to pay for the big bill.
What we have been able to get so far…
  • Pumping and Debris Removal
  • Concrete Footing
  • Boiler Replacement
  • Hot water heater replacement
  • New Boiler Room Slab
  • Sewer Cleaning
  • Full Electrical Replacement
  • New compressor
  • Engineers Reports and Drawings
  • Geotechnical Reports
  • Architectural Drawings and Expeditor Fees
  • Legal Fees
The big stuff we still need…
  • Needle Beam Supports
  • New Concrete Slab foundation
  • Reinforce walls
  • Removal of Walk-in Refrigerator
  • Helica Piles
  • Resurfacing of floors
  • Painting
  • Sump Pump
The Impact
About 100 years ago, Sunny’s was a home base to longshoremen working at the docks of Red Hook Brooklyn. Over time, Sunny’s became a bar, passed down through three generations of the Balzano family, landing in the hands of Antonio “Sunny” Balzano in the 1980s. Sunny’s maintains a home-like feel, so much so that Sunny’s is a place where a regular Joe and celebrities butt elbows at the bar on any given night.
Very few places are left in NYC that harken back to a nearly extinct era where artists and musicians can come together to share their work and create community.
With your support, Sunny's can open our doors again by the end of June, and Sunny himself will finally again be able to say, “Welcome Home, Kid!”

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This campaign ended on June 14, 2013
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