Original Carvel shop serves up final cones

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The original Carvel shop was serving its last cones yesterday, more than seven decades after becoming the suburban New York birthplace of an ice cream empire. Full Story
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fdz

Latham, NY

#1 Oct 6, 2008
Very sad. Too bad he wasn't big enough for a government bailout.
Eric

United States

#2 Oct 6, 2008
The original Carvel is closing because of increasing taxes and expenses? Where's the Federal bailout?
Todd Schuster

New York, NY

#3 Oct 6, 2008
Another ride down Memory Lane closes its doors forever. Just like Astroland at Coney Island. They're gone but the memories will live on. Lone live Tom Carvel & the LoYo's. Loved the vanille custard as well.
moon dreamer

Lindenhurst, NY

#4 Oct 6, 2008
Their ice cream is WAY too expensive...the last time I went in to get 2 cones, I said to my self, "Never again". It was almost or over 5 dollars, I don't remember which, an ice cream cone with one topping...And the ice cream is marginaly ok.
NYStateOfMind

Ridgewood, NY

#5 Oct 6, 2008
I believe that Carvel location was on a show on the Food Network about soft serve ice cream...

Ever since Tom Carvel sold out to a Japanese concern, it hasn't been the same...
Sailor Joe

New York, NY

#6 Oct 6, 2008
As a suburban kid from the '70s, I can truly say that Carvel was practically religion.

It was the best...a signature treat of our area. When growing up and travelling aborad it was one of the qualities of this region that all New Yorkers pined for...along with a real bagels, Yoo-Hoo and decent Italian food.

Of course, Tom Carvel's TV and radio ads drove us all bats.

Only finger nails on a blackboard sounded more blood curdling than that guys dumb, scratchy voice and god awful diction.

In any case, Flying Saucers, Lolapaloozas and Carvel shakes still beat the cr@p out of that hippy stuff made by those two silly Dead Heads from Vermont.
John McCain

New York, NY

#7 Oct 6, 2008
Eric wrote:
The original Carvel is closing because of increasing taxes and expenses? Where's the Federal bailout?
Regulation is wrong, you liberal!...except when I do the regulating, dodge campaigns, go back on promises or hire folksy, dumb-as-dirt milfs.
Outsider

Seattle, WA

#8 Oct 6, 2008
Years ago, Carvel was a nice family run company. It's now a large corporation and has lost its original charm. Carvel over expanded outside of the NorthEast too quickly, agressively selling franchises that failed virtually ovenight. They screwed their franchisees by selling ice cream cakes in grocery stores in the same markets. It's all about corporate money now.
Sick of AP Articles

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Oct 6, 2008
Send a reporter to NYC to report on this. Enough with AP articles!
one for the road

Westbury, NY

#10 Oct 6, 2008
fdz wrote:
Very sad. Too bad he wasn't big enough for a government bailout.
Yes i agree unless you have your testicles tied to wall street you do not stand a chance.
Greetings From Texas

Birmingham, AL

#11 Oct 6, 2008
Carvel is the best ice cream, It is one thing I miss most about living in New York, and everytime I go there I get some. I also got my kids loving it and the last time I was in NY my grandchildren came and got some and they loved it. Wish they would open up one where I live in Texas.
HK Craig

Central District, Hong Kong

#12 Oct 6, 2008
Sailor Joe wrote:
As a suburban kid from the '70s, I can truly say that Carvel was practically religion.
It was the best...a signature treat of our area. When growing up and travelling aborad it was one of the qualities of this region that all New Yorkers pined for...along with a real bagels, Yoo-Hoo and decent Italian food.
Of course, Tom Carvel's TV and radio ads drove us all bats.
Only finger nails on a blackboard sounded more blood curdling than that guys dumb, scratchy voice and god awful diction.
In any case, Flying Saucers, Lolapaloozas and Carvel shakes still beat the cr@p out of that hippy stuff made by those two silly Dead Heads from Vermont.
Real Italian food, you forgot good ole NY chinese food. Cant find that stuff over here!

“Life's A Beach”

Since: Jun 07

Pompano Beach

#13 Oct 6, 2008
NYStateOfMind wrote:
I believe that Carvel location was on a show on the Food Network about soft serve ice cream...
Ever since Tom Carvel sold out to a Japanese concern, it hasn't been the same...
I believe it was on "Unwrapped". Love that show and I remember Carvel. I remember going to Carvel as a kid and getting the Brown Bonnet Cone. Another one of my childhood memories going down the tubes. Like Coney Island.
NYStateOfMind

Ridgewood, NY

#14 Oct 6, 2008
Pompano Beach Gail wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe it was on "Unwrapped". Love that show and I remember Carvel. I remember going to Carvel as a kid and getting the Brown Bonnet Cone. Another one of my childhood memories going down the tubes. Like Coney Island.
I believe you are correct. I wasn't raised in the Northeast, but do remember Carvel when I relocated here and I have nothing but good memories...
Sailor Joe

New York, NY

#15 Oct 6, 2008
HK Craig wrote:
<quoted text>Real Italian food, you forgot good ole NY chinese food. Cant find that stuff over here!
I almost mentioned real Chinese too but thought my posting got a little long.

But among other stuff that's better in NY than the rest of this country are: deli, Italian, Chinese, Carvel, Yoo-Hoo, museums, diners, and the women.(They're slightly crazier here but at least we have a larger variety to choose from.)

“Life's A Beach”

Since: Jun 07

Pompano Beach

#16 Oct 6, 2008
Good thing you didn't mention the conditions of the roads and the traffic.

Yes. I do miss New York food, but I don't miss driving on roads full of potholes and so much traffic that the roads never do get properly repaired.
Mike

Sunnyvale, CA

#17 Oct 6, 2008
Lived in new york my whole life. Dirt, stress, rude people, crappy weather most of the year, not to mention the unemployment about to rock the city.

At least we have pizza and bagels, and it looks like the corporations can't touch them. They are that important.

Oh and we aren't surrounded by morons.
Fudgie the Whale

Bronx, NY

#18 Oct 6, 2008
Tom, how could you leave me like this?
Gary

Monmouth Junction, NJ

#19 Oct 6, 2008
Mike wrote:
Oh and we aren't surrounded by morons.
Thats the best part about living in NY!!!
Moe Litvak

New Hyde Park, NY

#20 Oct 6, 2008
we'll all miss Fudgy the Whale, Hump me the Camel and Cookie Puss in the neighborhood.

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