Christmas trees on Montague Street. Many of the tree salesmen are young men from Quebec who come to New York for the season, sleeping in their cars for the three or four weeks of the season. There’s something very appealing about the temporary nature of the structures, not to mention the creative energy that goes into their construction. One of my favourites is the tree guy at St. Marks, pictured below. The “store front” fits onto his van where he sleeps.