supposedly it came into existence in the Bronxafter WW2. I grew up in NYC from 1951 to 1975 and never saw or heard of it until theearly '70's. And then only in the context of itbeing sold by Neiman Marcus thru their catalogue.Does anyone actually remember hagen dazs beingsold in NYC and being a well known brand thruthe 50's and 60's?? And just when did they go national?? Have they gone downhill since thefounder sold the company I'm guessing about1980??