I’m nervous of course. But a very nice guy named Harry Kaplan who saw me on a panel at the New York Public Library recommended me for a reading at Sunday’s at Sunny’s. Thank you, Harry!! Sunny’s is a great old bar on the Red Hook, Brooklyn waterfront.
The guy who runs the series, Gabriel Cohen, has sent very encouraging email, so I’ll be practicing over the next two days.
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 bowels 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.
(The picture is from Sam Horine’s website, he’s an extremely talented photographer who takes pictures of my favorite subjects, forgotten and abandoned places.)