Plumb Island is one of the most remote areas in the city.
Except where the Belt Parkway connects it to the mainland.
The area has a lot of wood and remnants from boats that wash ashore.
Some homeless people have used these remains to build shelters.
It is also a popular gay cruising area.
There's always a lot of activity in the bushes.
The bottles used for the bar were excavated from the ground surrounding the site.
Some bottles dated back to the 19th century, and most likely came from the original bars.
Bar site prior to painting.
Rich Sandomeno helping to clear the area.
The bottles were taken home, cleaned and boiled.
I built the bar using the reclaimed wood and hand tools.
Joy Whalen helps carry the cross.
A lot of people fish in the area.
The bottles were relabelled and filled with alcohol.
The local fishermen were interested in what I was doing.
Fishermen ended up helping build the bar.