Lifestyle & Fun
Christmas tree delivery in Manhattan
NEW YORK (WABC) -- It's the busiest time of year and if you want to mark Christmas tree off your list, there's a way to get it to your door right now, in a matter of minutes!
Uber, the company known for its on-demand car service via smart phone is branching out and delivering Christmas trees in Manhattan for one day only!
"Open Uber app and request a tree and it will be there in a matter of minutes," said Kate Doyle, of Uber NYC.
Until 8 p.m. Thursday night, trucks loaded with trees are on standby.
"Seven to eight foot premium Fraser tree, rich evergreen, tapered, they smelled great," said Alexis Garner, of Home Depot.
Place an order via phone and for $135 you'll get a tree, stand, and Uber swag, and you can even track the speedy delivery.
It's a handpicked Home Depot tree. The company has been selling fresh cut trees since 1987 and even when the Uber deal expires, they will still offer their delivery service in all boroughs.
"We are the largest seller of our fresh cut and this is our biggest weekend," Garner said.
Another hi-tech way to get a tree in Manhattan is The Boys Scouts of America on the Upper East Side allow you to order online. For $60 you can get a tree delivered to your door.
One of the most popular, affordable ways to pick a tree is from small vendors on street corners.
One stand gets theirs fresh from North Carolina daily.
"We have Fraser firs, it's the Mercedes Benz of the Christmas trees," said Nicole Wessely, at the stand at 84th and Broadway.
From $30 for a small tree to $300 for a tall, nature's whimsy is custom fit your needs.
Slim to bushy, you pick and pay attention to the signs. Some charge for delivery and others like the one on 67th and Columbus are free!
"Closer to holiday it's not as good of a selection, so come early!" said Natalie, at 67th and Columbus.
For more information please visit:
Uber - http://blog.uber.com/
The Boy Scouts of America - http://www.boyscoutxmastrees.com/
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