Thursday, February 24, 2022

Ralph's returns on Avenue A

Photos by Steven 

After a winter hiatus, the Ralph's Famous Italian Ices (& Ice Cream!) outpost reopens today on the NW corner of Avenue and Ninth Street.  

Workers were spotted stocking up the storefront yesterday...
Ralph's debuted in the East Village in September 2020

The shop's hours: 2-10 p.m. daily.

As previously noted, 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. 

The company has franchised out in recent years, expanding to other parts of the NYC metropolitan area and Long Island.

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