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Lower East Side @ ABC Playground

It’s Christmas time in the city located on Houston Street a block east of Katz’s Deli, Greg’s Trees is proud to serve New York’s best selection of fresh-cut Christmas trees to the East Village, Alphabet City, SoHo, Nolita, Chinatown, and of course the Lower East Side. Greg’s Trees at ABC Playground is a magical experience and a sight to behold. Near the entrance, scan our QR code and you’ll quickly have all of Greg’s products –including trees of every type and size- and prices at your fingertips. You marvel at a wall of perfect farm-fresh wreaths, both decorated and undecorated. You step into Greg’s Christmas Shopand see before you 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, get ready for the main attraction! You wander through open green aisles filled with hundreds of Greg’s Traditional Balsam and Greg’s Classic Fraser, and two ultra-premium firs you won’t find anywhere else: The Noble and The Nordmann. 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. And whether you’re looking for a 3′ cutie or a 12″ jumbo, Greg’s “elves” (identifiable by the signature red hoodie) are always happy to help find the perfect tree for you. Breeze through our no-hassle checkout at the Square station. We gladly deliver. Tree setup and decorating services are available.

Greg’s Trees at ABC Playgrounds open 24 hours and is paws-itively pet-friendly.

A few LES facts:

  • The Lower East Side is New York’s oldest neighborhood.

  • The area was once home to some 750,000 immigrants. Jacob Riis’ book “How the Other Half Lives” is credited with sparking initiatives to improve squalid living conditions that were prevalent at the time.

  • Jewish culinary landmarks include Katz’s Deli, Russ & Daughters, Yonah Schimmel’s Knish Bakery, and Kossar’s Bialys.

  • Punk -both the music and the scene- started at the gone-but-not-forgotten CBGB’s at 315 Bowery.

  • The Provident Loan Society Building directly across Essex Street from Greg’s Trees was once Jasper Johns’ studio. In the 1990s it was notorious goth nightclub The Bank.

What neighbors are saying:

“Greg’s trees has all the nice trees you probably know like Fraser Firs, but they also have these big, beautiful trees that I’ve never seen anywhere else. The last two years I’ve gotten The Nordmann. It almost doesn’t look real and I mean that as a compliment: it’s that perfect! Last year after I decorated it, I posted a pic and someone said my tree looked like a Hallmark Christmas movie tree!” -Luisa, Alphabet City

“I’ve lived in the area for 27 years, and I’ve been getting my tree from Greg’s Trees since it was down the street in Essex Market. The new location I think is even better. Going there right after Thanksgiving is my new tradition.” – Kent, LES

245 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002