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Anita Gelato

Ice Cream

Upper East SideUpper West Side

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At Anita, you will stand in a long line in a very pink and green room behind Upper East Siders holding their goldendoodle puppies while club remixes play at a volume that is unsafe for continued exposure. It might feel like standing in line at a bar, except at the end there’s no watered-down drinks, there’s gelato. This gelato is not for purists—there are 36 flavors, including things like lemon meringue pie and banana split—but it’s a decadent way to end a fancy evening on the UES. Once you get your cone, escape the noise and head to one of the tables outside, next to a couple that probably inspired a scene or two in Succession. Media magnates, they’re just like us.

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