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Monday, December 19, 2011

Get Your Christmas Tree, in Soho

Xmas Trees, Soho
Photo by myself, around Mulberry and Grand Streets, in Soho.

It's suddenly become very cold here, with temps in the 20's. All fine until there is a gust of wind. Brr.

This photo is from Sunday afternoon. Christmas trees can be purchased in virtually every neighborhood in the city.

Vendors often line the sidewalk with trees of various sizes, tree stands and wreaths. Delivery is usually free or a token amount.

In early January, the Department of Sanitation will pick up Christmas trees for free. From January 3rd to January 15th, New Yorkers leave their trees on their regular pick up days on the sidewalk. Trees must be clear of ornaments and lights.

Discarded trees are recycled as mulch, to be used in city parks and community gardens. New Yorkers can also pick up free mulch for their own use.

To know more about the city rules of mulching, click here.

Related posts: Choose Your Tree on Seventh Avenue, Get Your Christmas Tree, on the Upper West Side, and Happy Christmas Eve.


Olivier said...

de sapins de noel penchés ;)

s.c said...

Ha an other great urban street view. Perhaps distinct in a few years time by a shortage of trees. I don't know how it is by you. But prices are rising here in Holland.

Marcia said...

Kind of reminds me of the scene in When Harry Met Sally when Meg Ryan tries to bring home her tree on her own - dragging it through the streets of NYC. My favorite view besides this is the one from the Duplex in the W Village - trees, lights and a very dark night.

Famille Gerdel said...

Dire que de nombreux arbres de Noel provenait à l'époque de la Beauce, dans le sud du Québec.