Yanni The Ice Cream Man Says Goodbye


Yanni the ice cream man has been selling ice cream to kids and coming to homes on the peninsula for as long as many can remember.

He is listed in the local directory and moms from Port Washington, Manhasset and Roslyn always phoned him for special occasions or just to get the kids ice cream.YanniIceCream_070616B

“He came to my house for over 16 years,” said Janine Vitacco, a Flower Hill mother.

Yanni’s last day was July 2.

A wonderful, friendly and loving man. He has been around for numerous celebrations. He came anytime he was called.

The neighborhood will miss his visits.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.