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Mayor and local leaders head out for some scoops at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Two-scoops! Mayor de Blasio tastes taro before moving on to black sesame. (Photos by Tequila Minsky)

BY TEQUILA MINSKY

Local Chinatown business leaders and activists greeted a slew of city commissioners who accompanied Mayor de Blasio on a visit to Chinatown, which started at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.  

Eating dessert first, many of the commissioners emerged from the iconic Chinatown destination with ice cream cups or cones— flavors chosen from the shop’s exciting and unusual selections. 

Local activist Chung Seto among those welcoming the Mayor to Chinatown.
Want a sample? Offered by a friendly staff at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.
Human Rights Commissioner Camelyn Malais gets ready to dig in—red bean ice cream.
With some of the most unusual ice cream flavors in New York City–this Bayard Street destination was the starting point for Mayor DeBlasio’s visit to Chinatown.
This ice cream shop is known for is extraordinary exotic flavors.

The Mayor emerged with a two-scoop cone— purple taro and black sesame. 

After posing with local leaders and activists, a late lunch was the next stop.  Keeping up with the Mayor’s lively gait ( his long legs move very fast),  press and commissioners went on to one of the many Chinese restaurants now serving al fresco, in the open air. These are all a part of the outdoor dining initiative to help New York City restaurants bring business safely back. 

The Mayor and three commissioners ordered their meal from Wo Hop on Mott Street. Receiving their order,  they deftly displayed their chopstick mastery. 

Outdoor dining on Mott St. Now, Chinatown can be a dining destination again.
Ready for the dinner, tablecloths and all, outdoor dining in Chinatown on Mott St.
Mott Street’s Share the Road brings Chinese restaurant dining into outdoors.
One of the many outdoor dining opportunities on Mott St. Getting ready for dinner.
Two-scoops! Mayor de Blasio tastes taro before moving on to black sesame.
The Mayor and entourage get ready to order at Wo Hop.6

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