Showing posts with label Christmas in May. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas in May. Show all posts

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Saturday's parting shot

A reader shared this photo today on Seventh Street beteern Avenue A and First Avenue... a Merry Christmas and a blessed Memorial Day Weekend to everyone!

Thursday, May 12, 2022

May 12

As seen this morning on 11th Street at Second Avenue by Lola Sáenz. 

This Christmas tree (complete with lights) looks extremely (and suspiciously?) healthy. Who's up for a tree rescue and another binge of "A Christmas Story"?

Monday, May 9, 2022

May 9

Thanks to EVG reader Garth for sharing these photos today from Fifth Street between Second Avenue and Cooper Square... where a discarded Christmas tree — complete with lights — lies conveniently in a move-in-ready bag... Just grab and go and be the holiday envy of your friends and neighbors this coming Memorial Day weekend...

Monday, May 31, 2021

Monday's parting shots

On this Memorial Day, a Christmas purge ... as seen on 10th Street and Second Avenue by William Klayer (above) ... and Derek Berg...

Monday, May 17, 2021

May 17

As seen earlier today on First Avenue and 10th Street... thanks to Goggla for the photo!

Thursday, May 28, 2020

May 28



EVG reader Cajsa spotted this discarded beauty casually discarded alongside P.S. 64 Robert Simon on Sixth Street near Avenue B. No word if the Christmas tree had been decking the halls recently inside the school.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!



Louise and Danny spotted this pine-fresh Christmas tree on 10th Street between and Avenue B and Avenue C today...



Happy Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

May 14



Neal H. spotted this beauty on 11th Street today... it looks pretty fresh. Perhaps this is on the way in rather than the way out?

Thursday, May 31, 2018

May 31



The EVG reader who shared the above photo admits that there was debate whether this discarded item on Avenue B near Fourth Street was once actually a tree used in the celebration of Christmas. (Also called a Christmas tree.) Will update the post upon any verification that traditional ornaments, such as garlands, baubles, tinsel and candy canes, were, in fact, hanging from this tree.

Monday, May 14, 2018

A Mother's Day gift



EVG regular Jose Garcia shared these photos... a discovery that he made late-last night on 11th Street between Avenue B and Avenue C...

Per Jose:

My guess is the prior caretaker(s) carried it out to dispose of it under cover of darkness.

Is there a walk of shame equivalent for discarded holiday shrubbery?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24



Hi, and welcome. Just wishing you all an early Merry Memorial Day Christmas.

Photo on Seventh Street at Cooper Square by EVG reader Meredith Rendall.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 7



On this first Sunday in May, someone decided that it might be a good day to toss the Christmas/holiday tree ... and did so on Avenue A and Sixth Street so that we can all enjoy it for a little longer.

Thank you to EVG reader Eli for the photo.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Beloved Chinook RV still transporting precious holiday tree cargo


[Back in March via Andréa Stella]

Back in March, we noted the above holiday-tree-carrying Chinook RV here along East 14th Street near Avenue A.

Fast-forward to today, when a special EVG correspondent spotted the Chinook on the road (Avenue B and Third Street) ... still with the [much deader] tree on top...



Per the EVG special correspondent: "Note that the tree is tied on firmly with red cord — as if it’s really important or something?"

Is that a question?

Monday, May 2, 2016

A wet Christmas forecast

As these photos suggest, late April is a popular time to discard the ol' Christmas/holiday tree... on city sidewalks... and in waterways...



EVG reader Carol spotted this scene yesterday at Stuyvesant Cove. As she notes, "judging by the buoyancy and needle mass, I'd guess it went in recently." Indeed.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 31



EVG reader Riian Kant-McCormick sends along the photo with the following:

How can it be? I have no proof of date beyond the rain, but behold a very merry smelling tree at 13th and Avenue A.

And to all a good night.

Perhaps the storm below it here from January?

Monday, May 12, 2014

May 12



Well, then! Goggla spotted this today on Second Avenue near East Fifth Street.

She did not include any kind of verification with the photo ... though she did mention something about "witnesses." (She has YET to produce said "witnesses.")

In any event, if it was up to us, then we'd go ahead and hand over the prize/award* for finding the latest discarded holiday/Christmas tree in the neighborhood.

However, there are rules, and all this is closely monitored by the International Coalition of Tree Tossing in the Spring (ICTTS). So we will wait for them to intervene just as soon as the trial ends.

* currently missing

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May 14



EVG reader Chris spotted this late this afternoon along East 10th Street by the Park... While there isn't a newspaper included to date the shot, we checked in with our friends at the Astronomical Applications Dept., U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington. They confirmed that the Altitude and Azimuth of the sun as seen in the photo lines up with the projections for this date.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 8



Our very own Bobby Williams spotted this beauty late this afternoon near East Houston and Second Avenue... the quick-thinking photographer also calmly found a Daily News for authentication purposes.

And there's a happy ending: the tree was just mulched and mashed into Vegan Bowery Burgers at Whole Foods.

Monday, May 16, 2011

May 16*


EV Grieve reader Scott passes this photo along from Seventh Street between Avenue A and Avenue B today. So card-carry members of the International Coalition of Tree Tossing in the Spring (ICTTS) will quickly note that:

A) There is no newspaper for authentication, verification or substantiation.
B) It's a fake tree.

Still. We dutifully Skyped ICTTS spokesperson Gruber MacDougal, currently on a truffle-hunting expedition in Western Australia. An ICTTS tribunal will hold a hearing sometime soon in the future or later.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

May 7, 8; ICTTS convenes emergency session — MacDougal cites 'historic' weekend

An incredible 24 hours or so hereabouts... Last night, EV Grieve reader Riian sends the following from Second Avenue and East Third Street — featuring a noteworthy assist by a hand.


Meanwhile, apparently Christmastown was closing up on Broadway and Fourth Street today. First, this shot from EV Grieve reader BH, who took time for a victory lap of sorts. "Today, baby! That's right! BOOYA!! ICTTS don't like it they can kiss my ass!!"


Why I never!

Regardless, this pile was verified. @sandwichboarder sent this photo from the same location...


Upon learning of this load of Christmas trees, Gruber MacDougal, spokesperson for the International Coalition of Tree Tossing in the Spring (ICTTS), immediately left Aman-i-Khás, a lodge located outside Ranthambhore in the Indian state of Rajasthan where he was on holiday with his mother. He is expected to make a statement upon landing at JFK tomorrow night.