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Some Park Slope Parents Looking to Ban Ice Cream Vendors in Prospect Park. Seriously.

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Not an April Fools joke! Just as the Park Slope Food Co-op drama is over, another fussy scandal emerges deep from within Brownstone Brooklyn. The Post is reporting that some, er, concerned Slope parents are out to get the ice cream trucks and carts out of Prospect Park. Apparently the kids just go completely batshit crazy at the sight of them and as one mom, Dorothy Scanlan, astutely pointed out "I should not have to fight with my children every warm day on the playground just so someone can make a living!” And it keeps going, “I too was at the 9th Street Playground on Monday, and one of the vendors just handed my 4-year-old an ice cream cone. I was furious.” She's not alone in her struggle, another mom recalls the harrowing tale of a day in the park violently snatched away by the siren song of the cone hustlers.

She says, "Along with the first truly beautiful day of the year, my son and I had our first ruined day at the playground,” the poster named Sarah somberly recounted. “Two different people came into the actual playground with ice cream/Italian ice push carts. I was able to avoid it for a little while but eventually I left with a crying 4-year-old.” We'll finish by saying what you're thinking. Are you effin' kidding? Then again, this isn't the first time.

· Park Slope parents back ban on ice-cream trucks in Prospect Park to avoid screaming kids [NYP]