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  • Jorale-man

    I’m curious if people have a favorite neighborhood Christmas tree vendor? I assume most go for convenience and what’s closest to their home. Or does anyone go out of their way for a better selection, price, etc? Nice to have the fragrant trees on the sidewalks again.

  • Ernie

    With all that is going on, if you want a some amusement that will bring on a smile go to the Post Office on Cadman Plaza.

    In between windows 6 and 7 there is a flashing sign that is trapped in the “high tech” world of the last century. It is counting down to the Millennium (when the year 2000 will arrive).

    It will inform you that there are 520 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes and 37 seconds left to the Millennium as it proudly tells you that today’s date is 26 April 1998.

    As amusing as it is, it does lead to such thoughts as “why hasn’t any Post Office official ever noticed the flashing sign and just unplugged it? It has only been 18 years and almost 8 months.”

  • AEB

    I’ll see you your tale and raise you–well, the other day I wrote a check and dated it November 24th, 1986. (Let’s not discuss my mental state or whether time does in fact exist.)

    The mailed check was cashed by my bank. I know that humans don’t handle these transactions, but it DID set me to wondering about all sorts of things. including the possibility of my getting away with grand larceny…

  • Andrew Porter

    The stand on the side of the Key Food at Clinton and Atlantic has bunches of the long needle pines I like to display.

    The people in front of the Key Food on Montague have been there forever, it seems.

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    Have always gone to the folks from Vermont that set up at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church (Montague and Clinton). Great trees, nice people, amazing maple syrup for sale too. Not sure how they compete on pricing. They used to run a delivery (and removal) service, but stopped within the last year or so.

  • KXrVrii1
  • DIBS

    The ones who advertise “organic” Christmas trees.

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    Not really sure what the intent of this reply was, but if you are trying to introduce some kind of criticism or negativity into a nice thread about Christmas trees, maybe just don’t do that.

  • AEB

    Thanks. One lives and (sometimes) learns.

  • Reggie

    It is not necessarily correct to infer that because the clock is wrong now it has been wrong for over 18 years. Fun story anyway.

  • Heights Observer

    Thank you for catching on, you’re right. He was trying to do just that.

  • Brixtony

    What happened to all the WSW posts? One man banned?

  • David on Middagh

    Their maple syrup really has been tops–light and pure. (Former Vermonter speaking.)

  • Arch Stanton

    WSW aka Jeff Smith and other monikers was banned a while ago, he must have changed his email and started posting again hoping the admins wouldn’t notice, but they did…

  • Brixtony

    That’s what I figured. He was so obvious that I assumed he’d been forgiven by the powers-that-be.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I wondered if he’d started using the library computers or something. I’m not often there so all I can do is speculate. Oh well…mental energy not put to its best use, I feel.

  • Roberto

    Regardless of what many say and do, the thread of future discussions would seem to be dominated by Goldman-Sachs, Goldman-Sachs, Goldman-Sachs.

  • Jorale-man

    Good to know!

  • MaryT

    Me, too. Their trees have fragrance and freshness that lasts a good while, if watered. I used to lug it home but the last few years they’ve lugged, and fastened to the base. I tip for that, and hope for the same this year?

  • Love Laner

    We alternate but mostly end up buying from the people by Key Food. It’s a very nice family business, you see the same people year to year, although the grandmother passed away last year ( I learned from a convo with the mother). They still do delivery and I believe employ people from Key Food to do some of the deliveries as well.
    We’ve also had lovely trees from the people by St. Ann’s as well though! I would say check out both before making a decision if you can manage it stealthily enough.

  • Arch Stanton

    The signature doesn’t matter either. It is only verified if there is a problem.

  • Jorale-man

    That’s good advice, thank you.
    Interesting to hear everyone’s take on this. Some good options in our neighborhood.

  • CHatter

    Chelsea Garden Center (in Red Hook, on Van Brunt a block before Fairway) has really nice trees. We got ours there for the first time last year, and it lasted noticeably longer than the ones that we have previously bought at sidewalk pop-ups. I don’t know if they deliver though.

  • DIBS

    Man, I can’t get anything by you guys. Sharp as tacks.

  • DIBS

    Why is that? Because a Treasury Secretary worked there and left in 2002? BTW, it’s not hyphenated. And please try and stick to the Christmas theme we have going here and not be sarcastic, or be admonished.

  • Reggie

    Jeffrey Smith is recognizable by syntax alone.

  • KXrVrii1

    They may not check it, but a signature is required for a check to be enforceable.

    Whereas a date doesn’t matter – recipient can choose to accept a post- or ante-dated check or even an undated check, and you can’t stop them if it is signed and otherwise valid.

  • Banet

    Does anyone know what all the police activity in DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights Thursday night?

  • CookieGuggleman

    In Boerum Hill as well.

  • Bornhere

    There was a report of a jumper down at the Brooklyn Bridge.