Showing posts with label Christmas trees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas trees. Show all posts

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Friday, January 12, 2024


Photo by Charles Hutchinson

The Christmas tree body bag as seen on First Avenue near St. Mark's Place...

Saturday, January 6, 2024

On the clock for MulchFest 2024

Photos yesterday by Steven 

As a reminder, MulchFest 2024 happens today and tomorrow (Jan. 6-7) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Tompkins Square Park is also a chipping site... which means! "We'll chip your tree and give you your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree."

Friday, January 5, 2024

Friday's parting shot

Which tree discarded at Village View is not from this past Christmas????????

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Thursday's parting shot

Wrapping up Christmas at Phebe's on Fourth Street and the Bowery... thanks to EVG reader Sarah for the photo today...

Monday, December 25, 2023


Photo by Steven 

In case you wanted to be first with dropping off your Christmas tree today ... we had the first arrival early this afternoon at the site of the MulchFest signage in the center of Tompkins Square Park. 

MulchFest is coming up on Jan. 6-7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Christmas Eve's parting shot

Amanda from Stuytown shared this photo of a sad-looking tree today... and asked: "This year's tree gone wrong? Last year's? 1987?"

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Saturday's opening shot

You're in luck if you need a last minute 50-foot (or so!) tree... outside St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery this morning... where the Tree Riders are wrapping up another holiday season (no. 13!) on Second Avenue between 10th Street and 11th Street.

Monday, December 18, 2023

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Dates released for Mulchchella 2024, where the headliners are your Christmas trees

Photo by Steven 

The Parks Department knows it's never too early to start thinking about mulching your tree — maybe even before you buy one! 

MulchFest signage arrived yesterday in Tompkins Square Park announcing the dates for this season's Mulchchella — Jan. 6-7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where free mulch will be up for grabs. (Prediction! Soon, this event will be two weekends long!)

Anyway, you can now drag your tree to the area in the middle of the Park for the mulching (though technically the Parks Department says Dec. 26). Of course it's never too early (or late!) to discard a tree.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Dec. 9

From Third Street just west of Avenue B. Concerned Citizen asks, Too soon? (Or maybe too late?)

Anyway, let's just get Christmas over with. Don't forget to watch the New Year's Eve ball drop next Saturday, Dec. 16!

Thursday, November 16, 2023


Photo by William Klayer 

The Lime Tree Market — often first with the seasonal sale items — is prepping for the arrival of the Christmas trees here on the SE corner of First Avenue and Ninth Street...

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Oct. 11 (Oct. 12 edition)

An EVG reader submitted this find, spotted yesterday on Stanton Street... complete with a remora tree attached. We're checking the archives to see if this is the latest that we've documented a discarded Christmas tree...

Updated: Looks like the standing record is Oct. 29. DEC. 24! And with apologies to EVG reader Tom!

Friday, July 14, 2023

July 14


Jackflashnyc spotted this outside 97 1/2 E. Seventh St. between Avenue A and First Avenue. 

Per Jackflashnyc: "Seems to have a good string of lights, stand and one glass ornament, though needles are getting a bit dry."

Sunday, April 16, 2023

April 16

A reader-submitted photo today on Ninth Street between Avenue A and First Avenue... seems a little early to be tossing a space-saving Christmas tree (unless you need the space for Halloween decorations)...

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Thursday's parting shot

Reader-submitted photo from Sixth Street tonight... between Avenue A and First Avenue in case you want to do a rescue. (I already have 12 of each in my apt, otherwise...)

Monday, January 2, 2023

There are easier (but admittedly, less photogenic) ways to dispose of Christmas trees

Photo by Andrew Jacobs 

As seen this morning on Avenue B and 10th Street. 

Meanwhile, MulchFest continues ... residents can drop off their trees in the middle of Tompkins Square Park (where the others are piled). The chipping commences this coming weekend.

Monday, December 26, 2022

Deal of the day

Photos by Steven 

In case you are celebrating Christmas later this year... or want to celebrate it all over again... there are good deals on trees at Saifee Hardware on First Avenue and Seventh Street... where these are free...

Monday, December 19, 2022

Monday's parting shot

This evening on Fourth Street between Second Avenue and the Bowery... a few Christmas trees are showing up on the curb as people leave town for the holidays... photo by Derek Berg...

Sunday, December 18, 2022