Ice Cream Trucks in Hoboken

Double standard for Ice Cream trucks in Hoboken NJ?

Hoboken411 reader Arseny sent in this photo of some Hoboken ice cream trucks and said:

“My beef with food trucks is the noise their engines make. Also that they tend to park illegally. There are three at church square park. All making 3x noise and all parked illegally. This kind of thing happens every weekend.”

So now that we got that out in the open, and thought about it for a minute or two, the points and questions at hand are:

  1. Regular cars would get ticketed or towed for being in a no-stopping, no-standing zone. Why is it OK for food trucks? So kids can have ice cream?
  2. The noise apparently bothers some residents. Do the they need to keep them running? Are there alternative ways? Who addresses quality of life issues around here anyway?
  3. Gluttony. Do people need to have constant and immediate access to food and treats? Whatever happened to enjoying your tub of ice cream at home? Why all this “eating on the run” these days?

Illegally parked ice cream trucks and food trucks in Hoboken NJ

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34 Comments on "Ice Cream Trucks in Hoboken"


Member
2 years 4 months ago

What about the multiple “doggie” icecream trucks that only sell icecream treats for dogs? They idle in front of the parks, as well.

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jerseyd33
2 years 4 months ago

I grew up in this town and have enjoyed Mr.Softee (AKA Tony) for many years. His truck is the cleanest out of all of them. I will not go to any other truck beside him. The original comment posted about “beef about ice cream trucks” is utterly ridiculous. Mr.Softee and the other trucks are trying to make a living. This is their livelhood, however, Mr.Softee (AKA Tony) has been here the longest, and I am sick and tired of people complaining about the noise, especially at 3pm in the afternoon. I understand if it was at 1am? but seriously 3pm? Children are playing in the park, screaming, laughing, and their voices will become louder once school is out. Leave Mr.Softee alone!!! Some of the new people in this town, along with some of our new representatives, are trying to take away anything old about Hoboken and its history. Mr. Softee (AKA Tony) has been serving this community for over 30 years. This is Hoboken History and it should not be destroyed or sent away. This will become a battle so lets get it started!!!!!!

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Chow
2 years 4 months ago

I spoke to Tony and he is asking people to sign a petition to protect him.

From the photograph it appears that Arseny lives above O’Nieal’s. I wonder if O’Nieal’s is the one complaining because when its customers sit outside and eat it is pretty loud.

However, the truck IS NOT illegally parked. He has a permit to park where he is parked. Whoever complained about the noise VOLUNTARILY moved into a building adjacent to a park. It is a place where people gather.

This past weekend I saw an older couple actually complaining loudly to each other how noisy the playground was during the day.

ABSURD!!!!!!!!!!!!!![quote comment=”220542″]I grew up in this town and have enjoyed Mr.Softee (AKA Tony) for many years. His truck is the cleanest out of all of them. I will not go to any other truck beside him. The original comment posted about “beef about ice cream trucks” is utterly ridiculous. Mr.Softee and the other trucks are trying to make a living. This is their livelhood, however, Mr.Softee (AKA Tony) has been here the longest, and I am sick and tired of people complaining about the noise, especially at 3pm in the afternoon. I understand if it was at 1am? but seriously 3pm? Children are playing in the park, screaming, laughing, and their voices will become louder once school is out. Leave Mr.Softee alone!!! Some of the new people in this town, along with some of our new representatives, are trying to take away anything old about Hoboken and its history. Mr. Softee (AKA Tony) has been serving this community for over 30 years. This is Hoboken History and it should not be destroyed or sent away. This will become a battle so lets get it started!!!!!![/quote]

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joey maxim
2 years 4 months ago

Chow someone always has to pee in the playground sandbox..Bose sells earphones for the grouchy ones that forgot when they were kds..ABSURD IS RIGHT. 😉 [quote comment=”220547″]I spoke to Tony and he is asking people to sign a petition to protect him.From the photograph it appears that Arseny lives above O’Nieal’s. I wonder if O’Nieal’s is the one complaining because when its customers sit outside and eat it is pretty loud.However, the truck IS NOT illegally parked. He has a permit to park where he is parked. Whoever complained about the noise VOLUNTARILY moved into a building adjacent to a park. It is a place where people gather.This past weekend I saw an older couple actually complaining loudly to each other how noisy the playground was during the day.ABSURD!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

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realstuff
2 years 4 months ago

Warning! Failure to stop – 4 pts. NJ drivers lic. – desert trucks-their stop signs are the real st real stuff!

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realstuff
2 years 4 months ago

Warning! Failure to stop – 4 pts. NJ drivers lic. – desert trucks-their stop signs are the real st real stuff!

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nbm3
2 years 4 months ago

Even something as innocent as the ice cream truck has come to scrutiny in todays day, what a shame. Lets leave the icecream truck and the little kids it does serve alone. I still remember the jingle of the Mister Softee Truck coming down the block. The hard part was scoring the dollar bill from your mom to let you go buy the cone.