A chill has descended on the ranks of Mister Softee truck vendors in Queens, as someone is cleaning out their hard-earned cash.
At a time when gas prices typically rise, they are forecast to drop. “We saw the price of crude oil drop by $9 as of Monday, and that’s the highest one-week drop this year,” Robert Sinclair, Jr. of AAA said. “With it will come gasoline prices.”
A city agency said banning ice cream trucks would have to be done legislatively citywide or statewide. They said to ban the trucks just in Park Slope would be impossible.
Rhatigan’s unlikely story began at a red light Saturday night when he spotted a Mister Softee truck across Nicholls Road.
Police say a Mister Softee driver was stopped at a red light when Robert Martone jumped in through the order window with a gun and demanded money.