Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Opens in the East Village, Amid Gleeful Mayhem

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That's Doug Quint on the left, obviously relieved that the place is finally open. (Click on any photo to enlarge.)


A carnival atmosphere prevailed as the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop finally debuted on East 7th Street, steps from the southwest corner of Tompkins Square. By noon, the line stretched all the way to the park, and only kept growing as the clock ticked. At 12:42, the door finally swung open to admit the first three lucky patrons.

Here's Rebecca Marx's look at the interior and the new menu.


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By 12:15, the line already stretched down the block.


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By 12:25, the line had swelled to fill the sidewalk in front of the Peter Jarema funeral home.


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As Ari Kiki -- The Hot Mess galloped up, a great shout of appreciation arose from the crowd.


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At 12:42, the official opening occurred.


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Now open for business!


Here's a link to all the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck coverage on Fork in the Road.


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4 comments
Ari Kiki The Hot Mess
Ari Kiki The Hot Mess

Ooooooh Gurl thanks for the pics. I hope you enjoyed my antics.

Luv & big mess kisses from

Ari Kiki The Hot Mess

Garsleat
Garsleat

did you get any ice cream then?

Rsietsema
Rsietsema

The wait was way too long, and wanted to get these pix up. I'll go back on Tuesday when the dust settles and deliver a full report.

Garsleat
Garsleat

Awww man. I thought you would get hooked up since you're a reporter. :) Looking forward to read your review.

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