Well, I’ve still not got that Christmas tree for the apartment. I’m such a procrastinator. I’m looking at this week’s weather — and maybe Thursday’s the day to do the deed.

I got a recommendation from my friend Juli, to head to Josh on 9th Avenue between W56/57th Street. She spotted them taking delivery of fresh trees last night: “It was a perfect NYC moment. The truck was dropping off more trees and the guys were chucking them while yelling out ‘tree, tree!’ It smelled so good too.”

She even sent a sweet little video of the new supplies being delivered, complete with a song!


The holidays have arrived at Hudson Yards! Find something special for everyone on your list or let our personal shoppers do the work for you and deliver gifts directly to your front door. Open daily from 11AM-7PM.

We all heard the stories of long lines for COVID testing last week. New York is always contrarian — as our story today shows. Where’s the best place to not have to join the crowd for a self-test? Penn Station and Port Authority Bus Terminal! Read on…

What we’ve been reading…

Why stretching the bounds of your bubble is a bad idea. (The Atlantic)

Spare a thought for the poor food delivery app workers. (New York Times)

45 rescue dogs destined for slaughter in China have arrived in NYC. (New York Post)

NYC’s Mayor says it’s “part of the magic of the season” – but are Christmas trees a hindrance on the sidewalk as pedestrians try to keep their distance? (Streetsblog)

So, what’s the top word of pandemic-hit 2020? It might not come as too much of a surprise… (AP News)