TAKE A BOUGH
Many Americans have shelled out, oh, $30 or so for a nice Christmas tree from a neighborhood church or the Home Depot. That is not the case in New York City.
“Yuletide capitalism is running rampant this year — with the cost of a Christmas tree topping $1,000 in one Manhattan neighborhood. Longtime Greenwich Village tree seller Heather Neville said that her tallest — and priciest — offering will command an astonishing $77 per foot from any buyer who can’t haul it home,” reports The New York Post.
“This 13-foot tree — a beautiful fir — is $750, and with delivery, installation with a stand, and tip would be $1,000,” Ms. Neville told the newspaper — which points out that the total cost is enough to pay for over 600 meals for the homeless at the nearby Bowery Mission..