You and I would go to a huge tent to buy our trees or maybe go cut them down at a Christmas tree farm, but in the great New York tradition of comical convenience, New York City folks buy them from Christmas Tree stands just down the block.
Last night, after taking the picture attached below, I went up to the operator of the stand to make sure it was alright with her that I took the picture. She said it was alright, and I explained why I took the picture: I wondered where New Yorkers bought Christmas trees and wanted to share the picture with people at home. Her name is Brooke, and we agreed that I would buy a tree from her if I decided to buy one for my apartment. She and her husband have set up their shop in my neighborhood for the Christmas tree selling season; they came all the way from California to sell trees.
I saw Brooke again yesterday evening as I was walking home from work. We had a nice conversation a couple of blocks away from her establishment. I'm glad she remembered me, and I'm looking forward to passing by her in the coming weeks.
|Brooke's Christmas Tree Stand at the corner of 84th Street and Broadway |
in the Upper West Side, just two blocks from my apartment.