Tag: christmas

Where to Buy the Best Christmas Trees in New York City

If you grew up outside of New York and now live in the city, you are faced with an annual dilemma that involves the purchasing of a live Christmas Tree.

Every year, right after Thanksgiving, tree stands are set-up throughout the city.  They are filled with douglas firs, frasers and balsam firs.  Friendly staff are stationed at these stands 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Christmas.

As fun as it is to see experience the sights and smells of fresh trees all around the city, there is a glaring problem.  These trees range anywhere from $80 to $200 for trees starting at 5 feet.

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January in Clinton Hill

By contributing illustrator Julia Cagninelli.  You can check out more of her great work here. The residents of New York City purchase, decorate, love and then ultimately discard a lot of Christmas trees each year.  If you live in the city or have spent any time here in […]

The Life of a Christmas Tree in NYC

By Seth Fera-Schanes Starting immediately after Thanksgiving, Christmas tree stands spring up all over the city.  The fresh Noble and Douglas pines are trucked in from Canada and in typical NYC fashion are not cheap.  I have seen 7 foot trees selling for $130 (no joke.) For the […]

Let the Shopping Begin

By Seth Fera-Schanes It might not be the equivalent to Black Friday, Cyber Monday or any other gimmicky “go spend money day” but right around Thanksgiving many of the city’s local artists leave their Brooklyn and Chelsea studios to peddle their wares on the streets of New York.  […]