Montague Street Lights Up for the Holidays

Montague Street BID will once again adorn trees along the commercial strip with holiday lights starting today. The New York Daily News writes about the little known process of getting the necessary permits to light up public trees:

NY Daily News: A (no) fine time for lighting city trees…: “If someone reports it, we check it out and talk to people about how to make it legal and safe,” he said.

So far, the city has received 15 applications for permits this season, most of them from business improvement districts.

The Montague Street Business Improvement District, which will light three dozen trees in Brooklyn Heights Monday, was one of them.

“I respect the Parks Department’s interest in who is messing around with their trees,” said Chelsea Mauldin, executive director of the improvement district.

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  • Alex

    On a related note… Where’s the best place in the neighborhood to buy a Christmas tree?

  • http://deleted paul

    if the past is any indication, in about a week, there will probably be an outdoor concession to buy christmas trees on montague st near clinton st along the side of st ann’s church.

  • bornhere

    The “tree people” were set up on Montague and Clinton this morning. We have bought trees from them for the past few years, and I think they’re a fine option.

  • Alex

    Thanks! As a follow up I ended up getting one outside the Key Foods on Atlantic.