Best Neighborhood Noise Pollution (2008)

MISTER SOFTEE

Despite fire from the likes of the Bloomberg administration and Neighbors Against Noxious Odors Incessant Sounds and Emissions (Neighbors Against NOISE), major props go to MISTER SOFTEE, who, threatened with a jingle ban in early 2005, emerged as reigning (noisy) public enemy. It's good news, anyway, that everyone's favorite soft-serve purveyor has yet to go the way of smoking-in-bars, lest the city that never sleeps turns into the city that never eats ice cream.

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