Long Island City – Murray Park

Here are some glad tidings of holiday cheer: Greg’s Trees is coming to Long Island City!

Gregory Walsh, founder of Greg’s Trees, has been bringing fresh-cut Christmas trees to New York’s neighborhoods for over 35 years. Now, Greg is proud to bring that same holiday magic to Long Island City and excited to serve residents of The Maximilian, The Center Boulevard Towers, Gotham Point, The Prime, and the rest of this amazing city-within-a-city.

For the uninitiated, we must tell you that Greg’s Trees is no ordinary sidewalk tree stand. It’s an experience more akin to visiting an apple orchard or a pumpkin patch: you’re picking out your tree in a winter wonderland that’s fun for the whole family (including pets!) Greg’s Trees is open around the clock for the entire holiday season.

Starting in late November, you can head down to Murray Playground on 21st St. a block north of MoMA PS1. Once inside Greg’s Trees you’ll likely be greeted by one of Greg’s “elves” (identifiable by the signature red hoodie) who will be happy to help you. You might even spot Santa himself; check Santa’s schedule here. You can take free pictures in any of Greg’s highly Instagrammable character cutouts. Or marvel at a wall of perfect farm-fresh wreaths, decorated and undecorated, all for sale (simply scan the QR code for prices on everything we sell).And then there is Greg’s Christmas Shop where you’ll find colorful Christmas lights, decorations, ornaments, garland and roping, Cinco tree stands, and our most popular item, Rudi’s Cuties: charming artisan reindeer made from 100% reclaimed forest deadfall. Speaking of trees, Greg’s claim to fame is having New York City’s best selection of fresh-cut Christmas trees. Wander through an apparent forest filled with hundreds of Greg’s Traditional Balsam, Greg’s Classic Fraser, The Noble, and The Nordmann, all ranging from 3′ to jumbo size. Plus, that QR code you’ve already scanned gives you access to special (and specially-priced) trees available in-person only: fancy grade Balsams and Frasers, and beautiful Silver firs fresh from Upstate New York. Breeze through our no-hassle checkout at the Square station. We gladly deliver (and even decorate).

Greg Walsh’s ties to the neighborhood go way back. Walsh is a lifelong Queens resident (go Mets!). He grew up in nearby Sunnyside; the very first Greg’s Trees was located on the corner of 50th St. and Roosevelt Ave.

A few neighborhood facts:

* Long Island City was an independent city until 1898.

* LIC’s two iconic signs, Pepsi Cola and Silvercup Studios, are designated New York City landmarks.

* Because of its proximity to LaGuardia airport, skyscrapers in LIC cannot be built taller than 752′.

What neighbors are saying:

“I’ve lived in LIC for three years. Last year I bought an 8′ Fraser at Greg’s Trees in Domino Park in Williamsburg, and I Ubered it back to my condo. It’s the best tree I ever had, absolutely beautiful, and it lasted all the way until Three Kings Day. This year I was planning on going to one of the Greenpoint locations, but now I find out there’s a new Greg’s Trees coming toMurray Plaza. So exciting!” – Kevin, Long Island City

45th Road and 21st Street Long Isand City, NY 11101