Hurricane Sandy, the storm that left the Tri-state struggling like they never have, planted a full bar in the middle of a town. The storm ripped the bar known as “The Sugar Bowl” from its place and sent it floating into another town. The bar was astonishingly full of liquor, had chairs, and shot glasses ready for new customers. It traveled at least 7 miles and was renamed “Sandy’s Bar” before other locals enjoyed a beer in there. I mean why not right ? Hit the jump
Charlie Coppolino, 42, witnessed the arrival of the bar, thought to be a portion of The Sugar Bowl that wasn’t flattened by the storm.
He said: ‘I looked out my bedroom window and I saw what looked like a house just flying past. The water must have been five, six feet deep.
‘I said, “Ma we’re in trouble!’ It came in Jamaica Bay and smashed my gazebo, through my gate, ran over a car and just went down the road about five miles an hour like a steamroller.’