Photo by myself on the Upper West Side, around 88th Street and Amsterdam.
In every neighborhood, you can buy a Christmas tree or wreath on the sidewalk. And if you've procrastinated, you can even wait until Christmas Day to buy it. Often you'll see people dragging their trees down the street.
Walking the gauntlet, all you can smell are pine needles. It's a whiff of the country in the city, and it's pretty incredible.
Related posts: Choose Your Tree, on Seventh Avenue, O Christmas Tree and Seasons Greetings, from the MTA.