This weekend, that won't just be high blood pressure you're feeling—we're in for another brutal heat wave. And worst of all, our greatest defense against the burning in our hearts may be in serious danger: the NYPD may be cracking down on ice cream trucks.
According to Midtown Lunch, an altercation took place earlier this week between a Mister Softee vendor (an unlicensed one) and cops near Bryant Park, which led to a physical confrontation. Miss Softee tweeted afterwards: "kicked out and closed shop—law enforcement coming down hard on all vendors after an incident involving an ice cream truck yesterday :( "
This couldn't have come at a worse time, not after we finally got the pink hipster ice cream truck we've all been praying for. The possibility of an ice cream truck prohibition brought back painful memories of the Good Humor-less month of June 1950, when teamsters shut down Good Humor's NY operations for three agonizing weeks. If you've seen any other ice cream truck incidents, or haven't noticed your local ice cream truck recently, let us know. In the meantime, maybe we can all try applying for Carvel black cards.