The ice cream truck scares the people of new York with its sinister melody

An eerie melody, sounding from the ice cream truck Mister Softee, long-acting on the nerves of the inhabitants of the Big Apple.

According to Gothamist for 2014, since 2010, new Yorkers filed more than 7 thousand complaints about noise. Localize The updated the statistics and found that over the last 12 months the number of such cases has decreased by 20% August 15, 2018 was was 1279 complaints about noise coming from the ice cream truck.

The ice cream truck scares the people of new York with its sinister melody
Van Mister Softee in Brooklyn. Source: flickr

«Last year saw a sharp increase in complaints in the Northern part of Kingsbridge, near Van Cortlandt Park. Although in Norwood, South of the Williamsbridge Oval, there was a decline in complaints compared to previous years. Possible routes of ice cream trucks has changed,» notes the analyst Daniel Slutsky.

Despite the fact that the complaints became less, many residents are still annoyed by this ominous melody. If you are one of them, here’s a list of places where you can often meet the ice cream truck Mister Softee:

  • Jamaica, around Captain Tilly Park
  • Flatiron / Union Square, around Union Square Park and Madison Square Park
  • Kingsbridge, about Bailey Playground Fort Independence Playground Van Cortlandt Park
  • Sunset Park, near the Rainbow Playground Brizzi Playground and Sunset Park
  • Elmhurst/Corona, Newtown Playground
  • East Harlem, not far from Rev. Linnette C Williamson Memorial Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Playground, Morningside Park, Marcus Garvey Park TRUCE Garden and Playground One Twenty Five CXXV
  • Norwood, near Whalen Park
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant, near John Hancock Playground, Herbert Von King Park, Hattie Carthan Community Garden, Banneker Playground and Tranquility Farm
  • Boerum Hill / Fort Greene, near the Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr. Park, Boerum Park North Pacific Playground, Fort Greene Park, Oracle Playground
  • Soundview, Soundview Park district
  • Manhattanville / West Harlem, near Annunciation Playground Jacob H. Schiff Playground, Montefiore Square, Alexander Hamilton Playground, Frank White Memorial Garden, this Inn Park and Jackie Robinson Park
  • Inwood, near Inwood Hill Park, Fort Tryon Park, Dyckman House Museum and Isham Park

If you are not lucky enough to meet such a van, the next video will be for you, by the way.