I’m Reading this Sunday, April 4, 3PM

Sunny’s is a great old bar on the Red Hook, Brooklyn waterfront.

The best picture I found of it came from Sam Horine’s website, I hope he doesn’t mind. He’s an extremely talented photographer who takes pictures of my favorite subjects, forgotten and abandoned places. Not that Sunny’s is forgotten. But it’s off the beaten path.

Reasons to get off the beaten path, besides me: Ted Conover, Ken Wishnia, and just the area period. Bring your camera.

Directions. Sunny’s is at 253 Conover Street (between Beard & Reed Streets).

There’s the IKEA water taxi that’s free from Pier 11, and it leaves every 20 minutes. If you promise to shop at IKEA I think it’s okay to take it. Pier 11 is at the corner of South Street & Wall Street. To get to Pier 11 take either the 2,3,4 or 5 train to Wall Street and then walk east. Seriously, if you’re going to go out there you should go to IKEA. I plan to pick up some bowls I saw there last time.

Or, you can take the B61 toward Red Hook from Atlantic Ave. & Court St. (or from the A train midtrain exit at Jay Street Borough Hall). Get off near the end of the line at Van Brunt & Beard streets., walk 1 block right and 1/2 block left.

Or take the B77 bus down 9th Street from Park Slope (or from the Smith and 9th Street F train stop–exit at the rear of the train and come down the stairs to street level and the corner bus stop.) Take the bus in the direction of Van Brunt Street and Red Hook.

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