With the Rockefeller Center tree officially on its way to the Big Apple, it’s time to order your Christmas tree online. Yep, online.
Brooklyn Pine, a new “tree pop-up market” (come to think of it, Christmas-tree markets are the original pop-ups) is now taking pre-orders for Douglas and Canaan firs. Come Nov. 15, you can pick up your tree at a lot in South Williamsburg where you’ll find “soft live music, hot cocoa, and a holiday decoration by a local artist,” according to the site.
Chad Lewine, who started the “pop-up farm” with Kush Malik, hasn’t sold trees before, but he isn’t a complete stranger to seasonal markets — the musician and website designer is also helping out with the Brooklyn market that’s coming to Soho.
“Kush stumbled upon a great tree farm, Brown’s Tree Farm in Muncy, PA and we realized there wasn’t a place to find trees on the Southside,” Lewine said of the market’s genesis. The duo is in talks with a beer sponsor and is looking for acoustic acts.
Trees range from $76 for a six-footer to $126 for a 12-footer. When you pick them up at Lorimer and Meserole, you’ll be able to pet them before you fork over the cash.