As Summer Ends, A Visit With The Piraguas Man

Today, dear readers, is the last day of summer. Before you bust out the pumpkin ale and slip into some corduroy, won’t you pay your respects to one of the true boys of summer, Manuel Apreu, who has been selling piraguas (a version of snow cones) in Loisaida for the past twenty-three years? The Local recently caught up with him before he retired to the Dominican Republic for the season, in search of warmer weather and cheaper rent. Join us in wishing him a fond (if temporary) farewell.