Red Hook remembers beloved bartender Chris Piscitelli

The 36-year-old recently lost a battle with brain cancer. (1/28/14)

BROOKLYN - The Red Hook community is mourning the loss of a beloved local bartender. 

Chris Piscitelli, also known as Pish, recently lost a battle with brain cancer. He was a staple in the neighborhood, working at favorite watering holes like Sunny's Bar and Red Hook Bait and Tackle. 

A memorial and fundraiser was held at Hometown Bar-B-Que Monday night. Other local bars donated food and drinks for the event, which they called Pishfest. 

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A raffle and donations also helped raise funds for the 35-year-old's family.

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