Ice Cream

Two Scoops: Chinatown Ice Cream Factory Expanding into New Essex Street Market

Last modified December 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

The beloved Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is expanding to the Lower East Side next year. It will take up residence inside the new Essex Street Market facility as part of Essex Crossing. This cross-neighborhood expansion is a first for the popular scoop shop, which has been serving its namesake neighborhood for four decades. Second-generation owner […]

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Van Leeuwen’s Ludlow Street Ice Cream Shop is Now Open

Posted October 13, 2017 at 9:36 am

More artisanal, Instagram-ready ice cream is now for sale on Ludlow Street, swapping strings for cones. Indeed, Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen debuted at 172 Ludlow last Saturday, taking the place of the onetime stalwart Ludlow Guitars. Until now, the space had been a dormancy in the wake of their relocation to the South Street Seaport. In […]

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‘Van Leeuwen’ to Open LES Artisanal Ice Cream Shop on Ludlow Street Next Month

Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s been over a year since the music died at 172 Ludlow Street. That’s when Ludlow Guitars decamped from the Lower East Side after spending seventeen years on the block. Now its former Hell Square headquarters – where the business had moved in 2010 – is to become a trendy ice cream parlor. Artisanal ice […]

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After Delay, ‘Sam’s Fried Ice Cream’ Flagship Opens on Orchard Street This Weekend

Posted April 12, 2017 at 5:12 am

The opening of Sam’s Fried Ice Cream on Orchard Street has been delayed another two weeks. Last month, we noted the arrival of branded signage at 37 Orchard Street, former home of vintage purveyor La Petite Mort. Initial launch had been pegged at April 2, but failed to materialize. Reason given – inspections. “Sorry for […]

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‘Sam’s Fried Ice Cream’ Jumps Into Busy LES Scoop Scene with Orchard Street Shop

Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Lower East Side ice cream scene, having seen a bevy of activity this winter, just got another scoop, as it were. Orchard Street, behold Sam’s Fried Ice Cream. (No, not Sam the haberdasher.) In less than two weeks, the small business will christen the ground level of 37 Orchard Street, previously home to vintage […]

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‘New Territories’ Dessert Shop ups the Ice Cream Game in Hell Square

Posted January 18, 2017 at 5:16 am

Another built-for-instagram sweets shop just hit the Lower East Side. And it’s apparently the hottest new shop in Hell. Square, that is. New Territories sold out of product upon its opening Sunday night at 190 Orchard Street. They won’t be back for your dollar until tomorrow, according to a sign on the closed gate. Owned and […]

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‘Soft Swerve’ Ice Cream Shop Debuts on Allen Street, Just in Time for Winter

Posted December 2, 2016 at 5:07 am

Perfect timing. Soft Swerve has been ready to go for weeks now. The nascent ice cream shop at 85B Allen Street first announced itself back in early October, when workers promised an imminent opening. That didn’t happen right away, though, because the electricity system reportedly required an upgrade. That was what a store employee told us […]

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‘Soft Swerve’ is the Third Ice Cream Parlor to Open on Allen Street in the Last 7 Months

Posted October 18, 2016 at 5:09 am

The mid-section of Allen Street is the latest home for frozen treats. Indeed, an enclave of sorts has taken hold, with three dispensaries having planted a flag in the last seven months alone. All reside within a few blocks of each other. Celsius came first – in March of this year – converting the corner […]

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In Which Raphael Toledano Rewards Harassed Tenants with Ice Cream

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 12:54 pm

Why worry about living eleven weeks without gas when you can have an ice cream social! How great. Raphael Toledano – one of the larger landowners in the East Village – threw an ice cream social yesterday afternoon and was not welcomed with enthusiasm by neighbors. From the mailbag: Brookhill Properties, real estate development firm […]

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Celsius Ice Cream Now Serving Scoops on Grand Street

Posted March 1, 2016 at 10:18 am

If you’re an ice cream-in-winter type, then relish this. That new outpost we told you about a couple weeks ago – Celsius Ice Cream – officially opened to the public on Sunday. Ownership chose the mildest day of the week to debut at the northwest corner of Grand and Allen Streets. Flavors include Green Tea, […]

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