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Westminstress May 1, 2010 03:47 PM

For those who love NYC ICY on Church Avenue, it is now open for the season! Today I enjoyed an apricot ginger cream icy, and it was soooo good.

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    Mike R. May 3, 2010 09:04 PM

    Wow - that's great news - and NYC ICY should be your destination place, if you can just try and pry yourself away from Uncle Louie G's. Apricot ginger - sounds like another freakishly good flavor combo...they also use herbs and spices quite well, basil, cinnamon, etc.

    Since I've had a bit of inconsistency lately at the Blue Marble, a change of pace could be quite refreshing!

    FYI, also makes an excellent dessert stop after some excellent Trini buss-up-shut roti and salt-fish bake at "IN-BETWEEN EATRY & PASTRY" - right up the block.

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    1. re: Mike R.
      missmasala May 4, 2010 08:41 AM

      Mike R, have you been to in-between lately? It used to be my go-to weekend spot for doubles, but every time I go by lately (which has been on a sat or sun) it's closed. About a year or so ago, it seemed to change hands from the older woman who owned it and cooked to someone else, and since then it seems to be inconsistently open and not as good. I'm wondering if it has closed for good?

      However, the newer West Indian place right next to NYC ICY , Shayna's, is very good and the woman who runs it is lovely to deal with.

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        Mike R. May 5, 2010 03:46 AM

        That would be a shame if Fran took flight...she was totally dedicated. Guess it's back to Ram's Roti - a bit farther down Church Avenue past the Q train...but an easy enough walk to still pair up with dessert.

        Have you seen the same on weekdays?

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        Ram's Roti Shop
        1919 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

        1. re: Mike R.
          missmasala May 5, 2010 06:58 AM

          Ram's is excellent, but try Shayna's, I think you'll like it. can't beat the location in terms of pairing with an NYC ICY stop.

          I never go by on weekdays--I don't live in the area and am only around on weekends b/c of soccer at the parade grounds.

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            noisejoke May 5, 2010 08:25 AM

            I give a hearty second to Shayna's. Ration dictates taking a pint home from NYC ICY for after a hearty Shayna's meal, but it's more fun to precede with ices in your sweaty paw!

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          Westminstress May 8, 2010 04:35 PM

          Second on Shayna's -- really good roti, and the woman who runs it is so sweet. I like it better than in-between overall. (Also like Ram's but Shayna's is in a more convenient location).

          And to bring it back to NYC ICY, a few other great flavors to try are mango basil and lemon basil. Both of these are classic icies (no dairy).

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