Christmas Tree

An October Christmas Tree for Allen Street

Posted October 9, 2019 at 5:07 am

Christmas come early on Allen Street. Where trees are usually discarded, one has taken root. Sort of. Someone felt the need to dig a hole for a plastic Christmas tree outside the Cheese Grille at 188 Allen Street. It’s been fully decorated alongside the pun, “Plastic Treesus.” Plastic Jesus is a street artist from Los […]

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Santa Claus is Coming to the Essex Street Market Tomorrow

Posted December 2, 2016 at 5:18 am

Here’s one Santa who won’t be puking all over the Lower East Side. That’s right: jolly old St. Nick is coming to the Lower East Side this weekend. It’s all part of Essex Street Market’s annual yuletide cheer, which includes making your own ornament, trimming the Market Christmas tree, and hot chocolate and candy canes for everyone, despite […]


The Ultimate Christmas Tree Dump on East Houston

Posted January 8, 2016 at 5:15 am

​Where some see a subway access median along East Houston, others see a perfect dumping ground for Christmas trees. Yes, ’tis the season, after all. Check out this enormous pile of dead, discarded evergreens in the middle of the roadway. This doesn’t seem like an arbitrary act. Prank or pre-MulchFest collection? And remember, it’s never too […]

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Whole Foods Bowery Now Selling Christmas Trees on the Sidewalk

Posted November 26, 2013 at 6:05 am

Thanksgiving is still two days out, yet Christmas tree vendors are already hitting the streets to peddle the pine. One of the larger outposts on the Lower East Side is stationed outside the Whole Foods Bowery. This year, however, the high-end grocer is taking the reins, so to speak. Vertical integration. Whole Foods is now […]

Christmas Tree Discarded in a Bowery Tree

Posted January 18, 2013 at 12:18 pm

It’s the same deal every year, and always the source for a cheap chuckle. Christmas trees are chucked from the day after to the day of a year later.

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Early Edition: January 11

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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Trashing Christmas Trees; MulchFest Next Weekend

Posted January 2, 2012 at 7:42 am

Herewith, some choice photos of the obligatory post-holidays Christmas tree dumping. As always, it never ceases to entertain. Meanwhile, official collection and recycling of tree refuse from streets and sidewalks citywide begins this week.  The Department of Sanitation has the following on their website: DSNY asks residents to remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights, and […]

Too Early to Trash the Tree?

Posted December 21, 2010 at 9:18 am

We present to you the earliest known instance [probably] of Christmas tree trashing.  Before the holiday! Pieces of the pint-sized pine were stuffed into the receptacle at the corner of Rivington and Norfolk Streets.

Christmas Tree Discarded in April

Posted April 7, 2010 at 6:18 am

At first, we thought it wasn’t possible. Then we saw it.  Yes, a Christmas tree discarded in a trash heap at the northeast corner of Mott Street and East Houston. It’s April!  This beats last year’s record by a two-week margin (March 23).

Early Edition: January 8

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:07 am

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