Friday, September 11, 2020
Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices opens on today on Avenue A
[Photo by Vinny & O]
The EV outpost of Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices and Ice Cream officially opens today at 145 Avenue A at Ninth Street.
Daily hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The business dates to 1928 when Ralph Silvestro started selling Italian ice (or water ice) from his truck around Staten Island. The first retail store opened in 1949 on Port Richmond Avenue in Staten Island. In recent years the company has franchised out, expanding to other parts of NYC as well as Long Island, New Jersey and Westchester County.
This marks the third outpost in Manhattan.