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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Christmas Trees, Internet Phenomena, and Jargon

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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The Takeaway

How Much Did You Pay For Your Christmas Tree?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year for Christmas tree farmers. How much do you spend on a Christmas tree? Fill out our survey here.

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WNYC News

Weekend Staff Picks: Cookies, Trees & Legos

Saturday, December 07, 2013

"I've been to Lego Land at least three times," said NJ Public Radio's Nancy Solomon on her excitement at attending a Lego art exhibit.

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Features

Trimming the Tree with New York Public Radio

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

With highs in the 40s predicted for December 25th in the city, it's not exactly a storybook Christmas. Still, the tradition of buying a tree, schlepping it home through the streets and hoisting it up narrow apartment stairwells is alive and well. Watch this video of a tree-trimming party.

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WNYC News

Get to Know a Local Tree Dealer

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Dozens of Christmas tree stands pop up during this time of the year on streets corner and lots across the city. Learn what it takes to run one of these stands, and why the smell might be worth it.

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Features

Rock Center Lights Up Acton Family Christmas Tree

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rockefeller Center's annual Christmas tree lighting takes place Tuesday night at 8:55. This year's 12-ton, 75-year-old Norway spruce comes from Mahopac, New York and is decked out with 30,000 multi-colored LED builbs.

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WNYC News

Christmas in New York: The Rockefeller Center Tree Is Lit

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Before (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Before (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

There are few things that scream Christmas in New York louder than the giant spruce at Rockefeller Center. Last night Mayor Bloomberg, along with Aretha Franklin, the Rockettes, and thousands of spectators flocked to watch ...

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