|Christmas tree at 86th and West End Avenue made from plastic lids and bottle caps|
There’s more seasonal decór in New York City than anyone could ever see in one holiday go-around. Personally, I try to make it to as many areas of town as my schedule permits, but any New Yorker will reaffirm the decorated options in Manhattan are plentiful and even overwhelming.
If you live in NYC, you probably can’t get to it all in one holiday season. And if you visit for a weekend, it may take you all day just to climb Fifth Avenue to reach Bergdorf’s. So we’ll be bringing you some of the most celebrated displays in the city from now until Christmas. And today we’ll start in my corner of the Upper West Side
These plastic holiday trees made are on display at 86th and West End Avenue beside the Church of Saint Paul and Andrew, just a short jaunt from my apartment. A true example of “creativity knows no bounds,” these are far removed from the traditional Christmas trees we’ve become accustomed to, and they certainly celebrate the magic of the holiday season.
Adorned with plastic recyclables, bottle caps and wine corks, they may be reminiscent of grade school art projects rather than Christmas trees. Still, every time I walk by the trio, I can’t help but smile and be thankful for this time of the year.
|Not the typical star on top of the tree–but the most creative.|