Queens Nocturne: Lemon Ice King of Corona by Twilight
Cares of the day aside, heat still radiating from the pavement as the sun, in a mellow haze, plunges below the roofline to the west, we make our way toward the Lemon Ice King of Corona for the summer's favorite refreshment. Standing on the sidewalk in the glow that issues from the brightly lit interior, we peruse the sign, which offers 30 kinds of ices.
Yes, the folding chair where once sat the Lemon Ice King himself -- Ben Faremo -- is now empty, but the ices are every bit as good, scooped into small, flimsy paper cups (totally biodegradable!) and traditionally eaten without a spoon, though plastic spoons were made available not long ago (boo!).