The Mud Truck Leaves Astor Place, Probably for Good

We'll miss you, old orange. Photo: Sarah Ross/Flickr

Yesterday was possibly the last for the Mud Truck, the four-wheeled, 14-year-old East Village institution known for its strong coffee. The Mud Truck is being displaced by Astor Place construction, at least temporarily, but an employee says that while it's technically just a summer hiatus and they hope to have a new permit by fall, the truck is apparently "on its last legs," futuristic new silver paint job notwithstanding, so permanent retirement is also a possibility. You can still get a cup of Mud at its brick-and-mortar location and at Mudpark on Houston. [Gothamist]