A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 28, 2021
“An ice cream man’s success is literally defined by how well they can lure children”

Many people find the concept of ice cream trucks to be disturbing.

“Ice cream trucks creep me out they play weird music and lure small children” was posted on Twitter by Diane Fraleigh on June 7, 2010. “I don’t like the ice-cream van song, the fact that its designed to lure little children to a van creeps me out a little” was posted on Twitter by lauren_em on July 15, 2011.

“An ice cream man’s success is literally defined by how well they can lure children out of their houses with treats” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on March 28, 2011.


Twitter
Chelsea Smith
@snowangel33
Its been decided...me and ursula are going to lure children using ice cream trucks so wecan make them work in our sweatshops...making…
7:20 PM · Aug 11, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Diane Fraleigh DolphinOntario Captive Animal Watch
@Casey_Pup
Ice cream trucks creep me out they play weird music and lure small children
6:30 PM · Jun 7, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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lauren_em
@lemeek
I don’t like the ice-cream van song, the fact that its designed to lure little children to a van creeps me out a little..
12:47 PM · Jul 15, 2011·Twitter for BlackBerry®

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Sian Le Breton
@SianLeBreton1
The ice cream man is outside trying to lure small children to suck his juicy lolly pops. Sick twat.
1:01 PM · May 29, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

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Carly Rogers
@carlsbad27
Who invented ice-cream trucks? That’s so creepy to lure little children into your van with ice-cream and a creepy song…
2:47 AM · Jul 3, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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Freddie Dawson
@FreddieDawson
I find the fact that Ice cream men use repetitive, creepy music to lure children in so unsettling
2:26 PM · Apr 20, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Jessica
@mastersje
It’s that time of year where the creepy ice cream truck repeats their ditty to lure small children and ice-cream lovers. Hansel& Gretel ppl!
3:34 PM · Apr 22, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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Mandy
@h0rrorwhore
The ice cream truck is a fucking weird thing. A white van playing really weird music to lure little children in
5:46 PM · May 7, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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Courtney Andros
@Courtstar413
We have a lot of ice cream trucks in the neighborhood but just heard one playing a really slow, warbled Für Elise.  It sounds so creepy.  Definitely trying to lure small children for creepy purposes? It’s so freaky.
8:45 PM · Jun 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Brandon Robison
@CrimsonRed1126
How are ice-cream trucks still a thing? A middle-aged man driving around a van playing weird music to lure children in for a treat....
9:55 PM · Aug 14, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/shneeko6 March 28, 2021
An ice cream man’s success is literally defined by how well they can lure children out of their houses with treats.

Twitter
Zoor Kriid
@zoorkriid
An ice cream man’s success is literally defined by how well they can lure children out of their houses with treats. /u/shneeko6
1:50 PM · Mar 28, 2021·IFTTT

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