June 12th, 2008
Summer is here and it’s hot. This past weekend hit record temperatures and what’s better than ice cream to cool us down? Seen for the first time in Dumbo were at least 5 different ice cream/slush trucks (not pictured is a flavored ice cart on Washington and York Street). So what you say? Not if you consider that they were stationed within a six block radius at once. And that doesn’t include Almondine’s sorbets, Jacques Torres ice cream sandwiches, and the delis with ice cream in the neighborhood. The trucks are no doubt a result of part weather, part business opportunity with the many tourists in the neighborhood, and part gentrification of a neighborhood. (I realize the Cadman Plaza truck is in Brooklyn Heights, but it’s still within two blocks of the one stationed on Washington and York Street).
Dumbo's Ice Cream Trucks Poll