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Wholefoods Union Square got a head start on most it seems...actually trees were there yesterday.
A hundred dollars plus tax for a fuckin’ dead tree. I don’t picture old time EV residents like myself going this route. I DO picture the new young rich out of town kids spending daddy’s money here. Power to ‘em. I guess when you pay $5000 rent, a hundred dollars for an xmas tree is just petty cash.
100 bucks for that small tree?! Although I hate to go the faux tree route because real trees are better for the environment, I've got to say that spending $60 on a tree I can use for 3-5 years (or even longer if the quality is good) just makes so much more sense. Plus no need to water, less fear of a fire breaking out, and no unexpected creepy crawlies!
It breaks my heart to see these beautiful trees cut down and will ultimately be tossed in the trash when they could be doing their job protecting our environment.
Sorry, no beating the scent and charm of a real tree. When I couldn't afford a full-size, I just got a wee one for much cheaper.
Damn Christmas inflation - just starting
If you get a tree this early, by Christmas it will be a tinderbox. They shouldn't be allowed to sell them until December.
The best thing to do is to wait till a couple days before Christmas when people start throwing away their perfectly good Christmas trees as they get ready to head to their houseboat in Bali.
Only $5k for rent? You can pay that much in Peter Cooper. The median rent for luxury housing in Manhattan is now $16k. There are 2 bedroom apartments in Chelsea going for $7 million. in many condos if you look up at the windows you will see apartments that have Christmas trees all year long. There used to be a cheap Christmas tree vendor on 12th Avenue near the Intrepid and another one up in Washington Heights, so if you have a car head north, or go over to New Jersey and cut one down.
RE: Giovanni 'Medium rent for luxury housing'Who cares what the 'medium rent for luxury rent' is? Its LUXURY rent. What matters, is what is the average rent for housing.
For those who may not know about it, Tree Riders (I think that's their name) who set up every year near St. Mark's Church, often give away (or pay-what-you-wish) all the remaining trees on or about 12/23. There is often a great selection, they still trim it for you (please tip) and wrap it for carrying. We have done this year after year and it's perfect. You have a fresh affordable tree for Christmas and throughout January and it hardly costs a thing. Bring it to Tompkins for mulching and you feel less guilty about the entire thing.
Last couple of years I've been getting trees people discard around or just after Christmas; I still get to enjoy the sight & scent for a couple of weeks, and at no cost.
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