Slum Goddess, facing a 100-game suspension by the International Coalition of Tree Tossing in the Spring (ICTTS) for submitting a photo of what might have been an old potted plant the other day, unearthed this treasure early this morning near the Mars Bar.
And, without a newspaper, Slum Goddess displayed daring and ingenuity by using a dated ATM receipt to verify when she spotted this tree.
In a statement, ICTTS spokesperson Gruber MacDougal commended Slum Goddess' "grace under pressure" and "MacGyver-like MacGyverness."
However, the celebration may be short-lived. Per a reader earlier this evening: "just spotted a big- ass Christmas tree in front of 222 east 3rd st, avenues b and c. someone with a newspaper go shoot it!"