Ice Cream

Hell Square in ‘New Territories’ with Pitch for Spiked Ice Cream

Posted April 15, 2019 at 5:07 am

In Hell Square, even the ice cream needs liquor. More. More. More. New Territories, the two-year-old Orchard Street ice cream shop, now seeks a full liquor license. Presumably for some kind of alcoholic frozen treats. This is – forgive the pun – somewhat new territory. The State Liquor Authority issued a declaratory ruling in January […]

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Juicy Spot’s Thai Ice Cream Cafe on Ludlow Street Melts Away

Posted December 10, 2018 at 5:03 am

Juicy Spot no longer has a foothold in Hell Square. The Thai ice creamery at Ludlow Street recently folded after about four years on the block. A handwritten sign in the window redirects customers to the Chinatown locale at 33 Pell Street. Juicy Spot debuted on Ludlow Street in early 2015, and later expanded to […]

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DOH Shutters Van Leeuwen’s Ludlow Street Ice Cream Shop

Posted November 28, 2018 at 5:02 am

Van Leeuwen is not thankful for the Department of Health, it seems. The city agency dropped in on the Ludlow Street ice cream shop the day after Thanksgiving, and wielded its might. As a result, the location, which opened in October 2017, has been closed in the days since. According to public records, the year-old […]

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Rent Hike Forces Häagen-Dazs Out of Chinatown After 41 Years

Posted September 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

The longstanding Häagen-Dazs ice creamery in Chinatown will soon close its doors at the corner of Bayard and Mott Streets. The store has been at 53 Mott Street since 1977. A purported rent hike is the culprit, ending the decades-long tenure. The $10,000-per-month lease is up November 30, which doubles as the final day in […]

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Scoop it up: ‘BIVE’ Revives Ice Cream at 95 Orchard Street

Posted September 5, 2018 at 5:07 am

After a brief flirtation with popcorn, 95 Orchard Street is returning to its (recent) roots. Back to ice cream. Contractors building out the space tell us that a new “healthy” ice cream company called BIVE is on the way. Not much is known just yet about this business, but expected debut is sometime later this […]

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‘10Below’ Ice Cream on Allen Street Might Melt Away

Posted August 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

With the dog days of summer upon us (nay, the final days), one neighborhood ice cream store is most likely melting. If this latest Craigslist advert is any indication, 10Below Ice Cream may soon close down. The 1,200 square-foot store – formerly the Longboard Loft skate shop – is currently on the market for $9,000 […]

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Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream Taking Over Shuttered Silver Spurs in the Village

Posted April 10, 2018 at 5:09 am

From greasy spoons to silver spoons. Longtime Village diner, Silver Spurs, officially shut down operations last month after nearly forty years on LaGuardia Place. A purported decrease in business, coupled with ever-escalating rents, contributed to this loss. While the proverbial grave is still warm, though, in swoops Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream. The trendy Lower East […]

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OddFellows to Open its 5th Ice Cream Shop on Wednesday

Posted April 9, 2018 at 5:12 am

OddFellows is a few days from cutting the proverbial ribbon on its latest location. The corner of Mott and East Houston Streets. The Brooklyn-based ice cream shop has been readying the space for the last couple months in the second half of what was formerly Second Time Around. (The other half of the store went to […]

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OddFellows is Opening a New Ice Cream Shop on East Houston

Posted March 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Without craning your neck upward, you would probably have no idea that OddFellows is opening a new outpost on East Houston Street. Six months after its autumnal “carnival” stunt nearby in SoHo, the Brooklyn-based ice cream shop is readying something new at the corner of Mott Street. Interior build-out has been underway here for the […]

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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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