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Mamaroneck Ice Cream Shop Gets Cold Shoulder From Some Neighbors

Customers belly up to the take-out window at Ralph's Italian Ices and Ice Cream in Mamaroneck to get cold treats on a hot summer day. Neighbors are complaining about the noise, traffic and trash the shop generates. Photo Credit: Yelp
Crowds line up on a hot summer night to get some icy treats at Ralph's in Mamaroneck. Neighbors have raised concerns about noise, crowds, trash and traffic. Photo Credit: Yelp
The interior of Ralph's Italian Ices and Ice Cream, a shop in Mamaroneck that draws crowds for its frozen treats and glares from neighbors irked by the traffic it generates. Photo Credit: Yelp

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- I scream. You scream. Many neighbors of Ralph’s, a popular ice cream store in Mamaroneck, are screaming about what they call its chilling effect on their mental health and physical safety, according to

Their chief gripes? Noise, crowds, trash and traffic, says's report.

Ralph’s, which sells Italian ices and other frozen goodies at its 946 E. Boston Post spot, is a seasonal shop and was classified by the village as a retail establishment, which meant it had to meet fewer requirements than a restaurant, reported.

Last month, residents petitioned the Zoning Board of Appeals complaining that the lack of a site plan review had created a dangerous situation with access in and out of Ralph’s parking lot, the article said.

Saying Ralph's itself did nothing wrong, the village nevertheless tossed the shop’s retail status and is now requiring it to seek a special permit and its OK on a site plan, and has cut back on its hours of operation, moves which the store’s owner, Scott Rosenberg, says are unfair at this stage of the game, the article said.

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