I have featured this classic Carvel shop on Metropolitan Avenue near Forest at the Ridgewood-Maspeth border — when plodding around this part of town, I always come in here for a cup of vanilla with chocolate sprinkles. Actually I used to visit the one on Grand Avenue and 64th Street, but it was torn down years ago so some multi-unit housing for the 9 Million could replace it.
I’m showing it again because it’s one of the very few Carvel outfits in NYC that has retained its decades-old plastic lettering and lighted plastic ice cream cones on either side. As you can see, though, the cones are missing and apparently, met with a calamity.
Here it is when the cones were intact.
Anyone know what happened here? Were the cones a Hurricane Sandy casualty? And, are there any plans to restore them?