As the days get warmer, our cravings for ice cream get stronger.

If you're lucky, you have your local ice cream truck that comes around your block every couple of nights or so.

You know this because you can hear that signature ice cream truck jingle from miles away.

However, it seems some people aren't too excited to hear that Mr. Softee is slowly making his way down their street. 

Thus far in 2016 New Yorkers have filed a total of 1,013 noise complaints against ice cream trucks for blasting their signature jingles at all hours of the night. However, this has only resulted in one ticket.

The Department of Environmental Protection held a hearing on Monday to discuss the possibility of banning all ice cream truck music between the hours of 9 p.m to 9 a.m.

It's unclear whether this will become a hard and fast rule, but if so it'll soon become impossible to know if there's a Mister Softee nearby when your 2 a.m soft serve cravings hit.


The man behind the jingle, Michael Hearst, is understandably against the idea of banning the jingle between these late night hours.

Hearst states, "I love the sound of an ice cream truck jingle - it's nostalgic." We can't argue there. 

Whatever happened to the good ol' days when that signature jingle sent us running out to our street corners to line up for a Choco-Taco, or one of those demented Spongebob ice cream pops?

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[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]