I had not seen Ronny Beberman's seltzer delivery truck in the neighborhood for a while, so I was happy to come across it this morning in Cobble Hill, piled high with those old thick blue bottles in their weather-beaten wooden crates.
Ronny Beberman, a.k.a. the Seltzer Man, has been bringing the bubbly stuff to neighborhood stoops for four decades and, in the process, has become quite an iconic figure. Last September, Ronny's customers had to do without his service, while he recuperated from an 8 foot tumble off his truck.
Proving that you can't keep a great Brooklyn seltzer man down, Ronny resumed his deliveries just a few weeks later, though he had hired a driver to help make the rounds to his loyal customers. He vowed to resume his route as soon as he was better. Well, he obviously meant it, because he was carrying those heavy wooden cases today as though they weighed nothing.
I am happy to know that he (and his truck) are still going strong. Wouldn't be Brooklyn without him.
If you wish to contact Ronny to get home delivery, the number on his truck is 718 464-6408