My Achey Breaky Sweet Tooth

November 28, 2007 at 5:51 pm 1 comment

It’s old news already: Baskin-Robbins is gone and the Natural is about to get bigger. I walked by on Monday and saw one of BR’s signs lying desolately on the ground. (Incidentally, I’ve noticed a lot of big pieces of trash-junk just lying around Forest Hills these past few weeks—a few bumpers from cars, snapped off like Lego pieces, one sitting on an island in Queens Blvd. and another on 108 St.).

Why is this neighborhood losing ice cream/ices places left and right? In the past few years we’ve lost Ralph’s Ices, Cold Stone Creamery, and now this. All we have left is Haagen Dazs, Piu Bello, Uncle Louis G, and Eddie’s Sweet Shop on Metropolitan. Oh, and Mister Softee and assorted knock-offs that hang out at the parks like so many predators. Note bene: I am not, repeat not, including Tasti D-Lite in this thread because anything that bills itself as a “frozen dessert” is glossing over a few things I’d just as soon not put in my body.

With so many kids (and pregnant women) in this neighborhood, you’d think we could do a little better.

But the larger looming issue—the one that is going to keep me up at night—is where we are going to buy lowest-common-denominator pop culture cakes for our kids’ birthday parties going forward.

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Entry filed under: Austin Street, food, Forest Hills.

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  • 1. Anne  |  November 29, 2007 at 11:58 am

    Here’s the scoop (or swirl, as the case may be) . . . No need to lose sleep . . . Carvel @ 103-21 Metropolitan Ave. (718) 544-1066 to the rescue for kids of all ages!

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