The Harlem Tree Corner, on the southwest corner of Broadway and 145th Street, is back and officially open.
The first batch of trees arrived last night under the cover of darkness–2am to be precise–and are now neatly lined up on the sidewalk and ready for sale.
Decorated with string lights and homemade signs, the cheery stand is currently offering only big trees–they start at $60 for a five-foot Fraser fir–but by the end of the week will be stocked with $35 tabletop trees as well.
This is the ninth year for the Harlem Tree Corner, run by two Brits and a Spaniard. It opened about five days behind schedule this year due to Thanksgiving falling so late.