The family-run Jahn's restaurant on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens, has managed to survive for 48 years, while all other Jahn's shops have gone out of business.
Fans of old New York are still reeling from the surprise shuttering of the Jahn's parlor on Hillside Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens, which scooped its last serving over Thanksgiving weekend after more than 70 years in business.
One scoop left for famed chain
Meanwhile, Nick Moukas, 42, who operates the Jahn's in Jackson Heights with his brother Peter Moukas, figures his franchise is still serving customers because at their shop, ice cream actually comes second.
"Our No. 1 income is food," Nick Moukas said. These days, the Kitchen Sink Sundae and other creamy frozen treats fail to pay the bills, he says, given that Ben & Jerry's, Baskin' Robbins and Cold Stone Creamery have seized the market.
The decor is...yikes...