Remsen Street Christmas Trees

Selling trees in the rain, beside Our Lady of Lebanon Church.

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  • lori

    Thanks for the new post – I was getting tire of the mug shot!

  • Jorale-man

    Yes, a weekend of seeing that mug shot was a bit much!

    The guys at this tree stand are very nice, by the way. Worth getting your tree here.

  • EHinBH

    One of the best parts of the holiday season for me was always walking past the NYC xmas trees for sale on the sidewalks; it was the smell of pine that was go great. Seems as if none of the trees smell anymore… In fact, I saw the other days the guys from Peas & Pickles unloading their trees from a truck — they were frozen solid. Literally — all the branches were covered in ice. Perhaps trees are not as fresh as they used to be?

  • Heightsman

    Frozen trees….funny. That would be one way to keep them fresh! I know most of you will make fun of me but I don’t trust the sidewalk tree guys from a freshness perspective.

  • Homer Fink

    Feel free to offer your services as a contributor if you’d like to see more posts, folks!

  • Alanna

    The guy on Remsen is SO funny and is quite nice! He affectionately refers to Douglas Fir’s ad “Doug Fir’s” and says there is quite a fan club for those trees and they are gone within a day from receiving them.

  • Ben

    Atlantic and Clinton I have been buying my tree here for years the guys recognized me year after year he appreciates my business and so I drag a fresh tree home but I am tempted to call up Seaport Flowers and have a tree delivered all set up and decorated.

  • Neil

    From 1954 until we moved from around the corner on Remsen , my mother would buy our tree from the vendor who set up his inventory in the side court to the left (as you face the entrance) of Our Lady of Lebanon.

    Our Lady was a happenin’ place back in the day, hosting election-day polling, and, more important to a youngster whose range was restricted to that block, serving as a filling station (via the basin of holy water in the lobby) for his water pistol.

    Trivia question: What is the proper term for the lobby of a church?