Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hell oh!

It's a beautiful spring day in New York - cloudy and a little rainy, but beautiful. And then, the chirping birds and sound of the breeze are suddenly interrupted by a penetrating, MIDI tune, and a voice saying... 'Helllo!" It's an ice cream truck, parked under the window, playing that awful song over and over and over....

It was one thing when as a kid there was one ice cream truck in our little town and if you were lucky it might come by - but in a city like this there are fleets of them, prowling the neighborhoods blasting 'songs' designed to get attention no matter how hard you try to ignore them. What can you do when they park in your hood and keep playing that music? Well it turns out that NYC accepts noise complaints for parked ice cream trucks:
"The City accepts complaints about ice cream trucks and other mobile food vendors that play music while parked. Investigations are most successful when you provide details about the problem, including the truck's license number, vendor name, and days and times that the noise occurs."
Be sure to get the license plate number and file your complaint online here.

1 comment:

spiderleggreen said...

Reminds me of the movie Ghost Dog. "Studies show that ice cream is really good for you!".