[Photo from Tuesday]
EVG regular Jose Garcia writes in:
I've been wondering whether you think there might be any sympathy for keeping the holiday tree in Tompkins Square Park lit beyond the holiday season.
Not sure who (Parks Department?) is responsible for it but for me at least it's become something of a beacon of hope and the beauty of our neighborhood given the toxic political atmosphere.
I'm guessing it would be a matter of costs and also perhaps it would be unhealthy for the tree?
The lights usually remain illuminated until some time in February... like in 2009, it was Feb. 7... in 2014, it was Feb. 17.
It was pretty nice to see it lit up that one St. Patrick's Day.