Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wouldn't Be Brooklyn Without Him: Ronny "The Seltzer Man" Beberman And His Delivery Truck

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


Laura said...

Too bad he doesn't deliver to Los Angeles.

Our last seltzer delivery company went out of business a couple of years ago. I now have a wooden crate with six empty seltzer bottles serving as an plant stand on my balcony.

Anonymous said...

does anyone know how much it cost to get seltzer delivered?

Davidg said...

I get deliveries from him and for a case of 14 bottles, its $30. I believe he also carries other sodas as well as seltzer.