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Brooklyn, NY - Some NYC Parents Want Ice Cream Trucks Banished

Published on: April 3, 2012 01:06 PM
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Brooklyn, NY - Parents in Park Slope say they need help preventing their kids’ ice-cream meltdowns.

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They’re taking aim at the ice cream trucks and carts that are found all over the Brooklyn neighborhood.

According to CBS New York (http://bit.ly/HR5mD9 ) dozens of parents are complaining that the vendors should leave the area.

They include Debbie Markovic, whose daughter is lactose intolerant.

The beleaguered mom says the constant temptation is just too much.

Community Board 7 said it gets complaints about the trucks’ blaring music and parking issues. But it says a ban for health reasons would be unrealistic.


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 Apr 03, 2012 at 01:18 PM Anonymous Says:

So buy them ice cream they can have. My son is allergic to dairy so I make sure to have parev ice cream for him. Or just teach your kids they can't have whatever they want! B"H there are plenty of parev products out their check out the taffuti line. Kashrus on the trucks is a different issue all together.

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 Apr 03, 2012 at 01:34 PM Joe Says:

Oy nevbach. A bunch of spoiled bratty parents. the liberalism of punishing the world because your daughter or son has an issue is sickening.

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 Apr 03, 2012 at 01:49 PM Anonymous Says:

The blaring music anybody can understand but because a child is lactose intolerant or such is crazy. Maybe bakeries will have to make sure there is not fresh baking good smell for the people who are gluten intolerant. I am sick of a nanny state. Grow up and be parents and controls your children like I do. Also people need to get jobs and not just rely on government for handouts. I have seen two or 3 generation relying on government handout. Also the more your give the more they demand.

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 Apr 03, 2012 at 01:50 PM Anon Ibid Opcit Says:

For crying out loud, Mom, kids beg for stuff. It's your job to say "No". Otherwise they will never learn about delayed gratification. Forcing people out of business because of your poor parenting skills is ridiculous.

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 Apr 03, 2012 at 01:54 PM sasregener Says:

These Park Slope Liberals need to get a life. They have too much time on their hands,Next thing you know they will say that Israeli products should be banned form th Food Coop...Oh yeah right , they tried, didnt they? FReaking idiots.. They mamish take the joy out of life

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 Apr 03, 2012 at 02:02 PM Facts1 Says:

Nothing new here, this generation does not know how to discipline and want government to be the solution.

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 Apr 03, 2012 at 02:07 PM Anonymous Says:

Can't the parent just say "no"?!

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 Apr 03, 2012 at 04:21 PM Anonymous Says:

They should only outlaw the trucks that don't have good chasideshe hashgacha and instead are matir by accepting the OU’s position to permit Cholov Stam based on Rav Moshe Feinstein, the Chazon Ish and other permissive poskim. The heimeshe neighborhoods in willy and BP are entitled to protection against those who would undermine the high level of kashruth which is the norm in those communities.

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 Apr 03, 2012 at 04:24 PM esther Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

Can't the parent just say "no"?!

sadly,many parents can't say no. you wouldn't believe what i've seen in teaching prre-school for 29 years and it's getting worse.

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 Apr 03, 2012 at 03:11 PM Messi Says:

Nur azelche daagos!

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 Apr 03, 2012 at 03:32 PM ShmuelG Says:

If they sell cholov acum ice cream and advertise themselves as "kosher" they must be banned for sure. Otherwise, there are no issues.

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 Apr 03, 2012 at 05:46 PM Anonymous Says:

When I lived in Brooklyn, I couldn't stand those ice cream trucks. They would always come arund in the late afternoon, and play the same loud, ridiculous tunes on the truck, and disrupt the tranquility of the neighborhood. The trucks would also double park. Secondly, parents have no way of knowing if a background check was done on the ice cream truck drivers. There could be perverts who are selling the ice cream; don't forget that most of their customers are children, and in many cases, the kids go to the vendor unaccompanied by parents.

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 Apr 03, 2012 at 06:11 PM mewhoze Says:

i know that our two kids managed with ice cream trucks in the neighborhood. if it was a kosher truck and i felt it was ok for them to have ice cream. if it was a non kosher truck i simply explained that to them. if i chose not to let them have ice cream for one reason or another i told that to them as well.
oh, and guess what? they have grown into self sufficient adults and not messed up because the ice cream truck drove by and i said ''no''.
its time these parents learn how to be parents and stop acting like everyone has to cater to their needs. grow up...u made babies, now take care of them,

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 Apr 04, 2012 at 12:26 AM ALLAN Says:

Reply to #5  
sasregener Says:

These Park Slope Liberals need to get a life. They have too much time on their hands,Next thing you know they will say that Israeli products should be banned form th Food Coop...Oh yeah right , they tried, didnt they? FReaking idiots.. They mamish take the joy out of life

Great set of comments......Liberal leftists probably would be correct.

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 Apr 04, 2012 at 03:01 AM Avreich1 Says:

When I was a small kid I was told that the chimes emanating from ice cream trucks meant that they had sold out and they were rushing back to base to restock.

Incidentally, in Israel the ice cream "season" is still very short, compared to America and Canada. Most Israelis still only buy גלידה between איסרו חג פסח and שמחת תורה.

In the "off-season" Israeli kids eat a chocolate-covered marshmallow and biscuit confection known as קרמבו, which bears absolutely no resemblance to ice cream. Personally, I dislike it as it rots the teeth, and any עונג או הנאה is dissipated by toothache.

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 Apr 04, 2012 at 05:34 AM asdfghjkl Says:

Reply to #11  
ShmuelG Says:

If they sell cholov acum ice cream and advertise themselves as "kosher" they must be banned for sure. Otherwise, there are no issues.

who said they are cholov acum

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 Apr 04, 2012 at 01:30 PM The_Truth Says:

Good old Uncle Duvies Ice Cream truck pictured!

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 Apr 04, 2012 at 01:33 PM The_Truth Says:

While I try to teach self control, I would like to ban the Ice cream trucks disturbing and irritating 'music'. Yes they are trying to attract customers, but that doesn't mean they have to disturb residential neighborhoods - and pollute them at the same time.
Ban the Ice cream truck music.

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 Apr 04, 2012 at 02:19 PM ShmuelG Says:

Reply to #17  
asdfghjkl Says:

who said they are cholov acum

Nobody. "If" in the beginning of my post #11 indicates that it is a conditional statement, predicated on the condition that they sell cholov akum ice cream and have inscriptions such as "kosher ice cream" on the truck.

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 Apr 04, 2012 at 03:47 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #19  
The_Truth Says:

While I try to teach self control, I would like to ban the Ice cream trucks disturbing and irritating 'music'. Yes they are trying to attract customers, but that doesn't mean they have to disturb residential neighborhoods - and pollute them at the same time.
Ban the Ice cream truck music.

i think that the ice cream trucks put on their music to attract people and make kids happy. yes i agree it can sometimes be annoying the same tune over and over again so ask the person to change. music is a good and joyous thing to have and noway should it be banned!!!!

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 Apr 04, 2012 at 05:58 PM Erlich Says:

I'd ban all food vending carts in Manhattan. They clog up the streets; on hot days the food is smelly; and they don't pay taxes. Many of the vendors are illegal immigrants.

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 Apr 05, 2012 at 04:34 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #22  
Erlich Says:

I'd ban all food vending carts in Manhattan. They clog up the streets; on hot days the food is smelly; and they don't pay taxes. Many of the vendors are illegal immigrants.

whats that got to do with anything?????

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