Sunny Balzano, owner of Sunny’s Bar, RIP
This evening my Father passed on to join the collective universe after 81 vibrant years. Saying “rest in peace” for this truly legendary man seems somewhat unfitting, I think something like “OFF INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER” is much more like it. If you are curious to know more about my dad and his amazing life, just google him. I promise you will not be bored. I love you DAD!
Sunny’s operated as a speakeasy in the 90s before getting a liquor license. While it was one of the many Red Hook properties badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy, it managed to raise money via Kickstarter and benefit shows to reopen in 2013, a testament to how much people loved the place.
RIP Sunny, you’ll be missed. Raise a glass.