If you live in New York City or have spent some time there in November or December, then this must be a familiar sight to you: the Christmas tree sellers and their stands on street corners all throughout the City. Twenty-something guys with lumberjack blouses and sturdy boots hold up large Christmas trees for dads and moms with their children, as they pick and choose their perfect size. I spent some time with Tristan and Laurent, who sell trees on a street corner in Crown Heights near prospect Park, to document their work and the lifestyle that comes with the job.
After a hot-hot summer, the fall season has finally arrived in New York City. For one thing, I couldn’t wait for those air conditioners to be switched off again, as New Yorkers seemed to love those a little too much… Surprisingly, I spent a lot of time this summer feeling cold, because being inside a subway train or a public building for a mere twenty minutes can already be enough to turn you into a frozen popsicle. Along with the end of summer, the cities’ famous rooftops bars have started to close down for a season of hibernation. Last weekend, the clock has been set back to winter time and soon, Christmas lights will start to give ambience to the early 5 pm darkness we all have to get used to again (however reluctantly…).
Here is where I share my explorations of New York City with you!