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Snapshot: New York

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Friday, December 20, 2013 01:00 EST

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Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
12/30/2013 3:09:13 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Leaning trees
Venks: Yes! Very dirty snow. :) You won't find it on the ground today, but that's a glimpse of what Manhattan looks like after a day or a few hours of moderate snowfall.

Venks
Venks  
12/28/2013 7:42:25 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Leaning trees
Nicole, Please help me figure out what these odd white patches on the floor are? Is it snow?

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
12/23/2013 12:13:32 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Leaning trees
Good point, Rich. People in Manhattan pretty much expect to have all of their needs met on the walk from the subway station to their apartments. I'm certainly one of those people. I picked up a little tree for myself the other day (her name is Loretta)... I didn't have a location in my mind of where to get one, I just knew that on my walk back from the subway I would inevitably stumble upon at least one tree seller (more like 3), as well as various stores where I could get ornaments. And I was right!

richheap
richheap  
12/23/2013 3:31:39 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: Leaning trees
I suppose that's a function of housing density in Manhattan. We don't have the same concentration of people living in central London so fewer residents to sell trees to.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
12/22/2013 3:10:25 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Leaning trees
Ah, yeah, in the more suburban areas of New York, you'd go to a garden center or pop-up tree shop. But in Manhattan, you can barely walk two blocks without coming upon one of these sellers.

richheap
richheap  
12/22/2013 3:06:48 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Leaning trees
I jest, of course. But I've never seen them propped up like this in a central London street. I suppose I could get one in garden centres, stalls in parks, and Christmas fairs, but I'd have to seek it out. Your way seems more convenient.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
12/22/2013 2:45:12 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Leaning trees
Now, now... it's not just New York, is it? What's the tree buying and selling and hosting protocol on your side of the river?

richheap
richheap  
12/21/2013 12:33:47 AM
User Rank Staff
Leaning trees
Nice of New York to provide a space where trees can slowly die. Look at them there all slumped over. Merry Christmas.

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