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Longstanding Williamsburg Watering Hole Zablozki’s Closes After 17 Years

Plus, the Queens Night Market reopens for its fall season — and more intel

A streetside shot of a bar entrance with cars parked out front.
Zablozki’s had been open for 17 years.
Zablozki’s/Via Google Maps

A favorite neighborhood bar in Williamsburg closes after 17 years

Zablozki’s, located at 107 North Sixth Street, found its niche as a Williamsburg mainstay with live music, a pin ball machine, billiards, and a casual neighborhood vibe — a place where Brooklyn still felt like Brooklyn. But after 17 years, the owners have decided to close for good over the weekend, as Greenpointers posted on social media.

Locals flooded the comments section of the Instagram post, lamenting the loss of a local watering hole that’s given way to a neighborhood where pricey cocktails and immaculately designed bars with pink walls and plants are the norm. The scuffed up wood floors and stained tables also had a popular happy hour that went until 8 p.m. during the week.

Eater has reached out to ownership for more information about the closure.

In other news

— After pausing for the U.S. Open, the Queens Night Market is reopening on September 18 in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and kicking off with a fundraiser to help Queens businesses affected by the Hurricane Ida floods. The fall season runs through October 30.

— The Food Education Fund will host an outdoor block party on September 13 at the Annex at Domino Park to help raise funds for programs targeted at helping students interested in culinary careers. Tickets to the event start at $250 apiece and includes food from Cadence, Dhamaka, Thai Diner, and Lilia.

Dante, one of the city’s most popular destinations for a Negroni, will offer a special menu through September 17 for Negroni Week, Campari’s hit marketing campaign for the Italian aperitif which launched in 2013. Five dollars from each cocktail — with from chefs like José Andrés, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Massimo Bottura — will be donated to World Central Kitchen.

— The East Village diner Kitchen Sink, located at Second Avenue and East Fifth Street, is now home to Greek restaurant Eros, EV Grieve reports.

— Here at Eater we’ve teamed up with the Food Bank For New York City to help support restaurants hit by the pandemic. Besides restaurants participating in the campaign September 13 to 19, there is a four-course dinner with wine pairings at Niche Niche on September 17, where part of the proceeds from each $88 dinner will be donated to Food Bank.

— For the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 21, fast casual hit Milu is offering a set menu ($188) feeding three to four people. The to-go feast includes various preparations of duck, sticky rice, dumplings, and a walnut pie with a salted egg yolk.

— All of a sudden it feels like rent week:

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