Want a sample? Offered by a friendly staff at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. The Mayor and entourage get ready to order at Wo Hop.
Mayor and local leaders head out for some
scoops at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
BY TEQUILA MINSKY
Local Chinatown business
leaders and activists greeted
a slew of city commissioners
who accompanied Mayor
de Blasio on a visit to Chinatown,
which started at the Chinatown
Ice Cream Factory.
Two-scoops! Mayor de Blasio tastes taro before moving on to
Eating dessert fi rst, many of
the commissioners emerged from
the iconic Chinatown destination
with ice cream cups or cones—
fl avors chosen from the shop’s
exciting and unusual selections.
The Mayor emerged with a
two-scoop cone— purple taro
and black sesame.
After posing with local leaders
and activists, a late lunch was the
next stop. Keeping up with the
Mayor’s lively gait ( his long legs
move very fast), press and commissioners
went on to one of the
many Chinese restaurants now
serving al fresco, in the open air.
These are all a part of the outdoor
dining initiative to help New York
City restaurants bring business
The Mayor and three commissioners
ordered their meal
from Wo Hop on Mott Street.
Receiving their order, they deftly
displayed their chopstick mastery.
Local activist Chung Seto among those welcoming
the Mayor to Chinatown.
With some of the most unusual ice cream
flavors in New York City-this Bayard
Street destination was the starting point
for Mayor DeBlasio’s visit to Chinatown
Human Rights Commissioner Camelyn Malais
gets ready to dig in—red bean ice cream.
Mott Street’s Share the Road brings Chinese restaurant
dining into outdoors.
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