[Photos by Steven]
Updated 7/16: Mikey's is back open
Last Thursday, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance seized Mikey Likes It for nonpayment of taxes, per the legal notices on the ice cream shop's front door on Avenue A between 12th Street and 13th Street.
More than a dozen readers sent along photos of the closed gate ... the readers expressed hope that founder Michael "Mikey" Cole is able to get the shop up and running again.
Cole started the business from his parent's StuyTown apartment, where he grew up. He later opened his first outpost here on Avenue A in 2013 ... and later expanded to Harlem.
Mickey's took to Instagram to address the closure... noting the Mikey's truck is in action, though the shop will be closed for the rest of the July 4 holiday week ...