Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Trailer Park Santa Stand bucks tradition on 14th Street with mini camper

The Christmas tree vendor is setting up as usual on the northwest corner of 14th Street at First Avenue.

EVG regular Pinch notes something new this year — a mini camper. This takes the place of the Cousin Eddie-style camper that had been parked on 14th Street in recent years, though not last year because of, we heard, the new SBS lane.

No word yet on what inflatables to expect this year. A Santa? A reindeer? A bear? A reindeer with a bear and Santa?

Meanwhile, a look back to 2014...

[On loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Previously on EV Grieve:
The Year Without a Trailer Park Santa Claus

Grubby ol' St. Nick inflatable makes triumphant return to 14th Street after 2 (long) years

Another year without grubby ol' St. Nick on East 14th Street; what to tell the children?

New, improved inflatable Santa arrives on East 14th Street tree lot


Anonymous said...

How is it that these same people (including 2nd Ave between 16th and 17th streets( get to take over half a block and leave a narrow sidewalk for everyone else? Who is getting paid off for this to happen every year?

Anonymous said...

Looks like a pretty fun career. Grow trees for most of the year, then spend about a month living in a camper parked in NYC.

Anonymous said...

There's always a Scrooge. Anyway, how about sharks with freakin laser beams on their heads for the trailer top?

Anonymous said...

Scrooge? Because no one can walk on a narrow path on a PEDESTRIAN sidewalk while someone makes $$$$ off it rent-free?

Gojira said...

A "narrow sidewalk"? I've never had a problem traversing the streets, given that the trees are crammed against the curb, not sprawled on the concrete like Santacon revelers. And I hope you are similarly outraged by things like the construction project at the old PC Richards site, where the developers, after assuring the city they would not need to restrict sidewalk access to pedestrians, changed their tune when they got the permits to build, and started yawping about they simply COULDN'T build without getting to take over not only the entire sidewalk, but an entire traffic lane as well, since the pedestrians had to go SOMEWHERE?!?