February 26, 2009 · 3:11 pm
To Brooklyn ! Where it will be Christmas year round for this happy family
Ester Huambo (l.) and her kids, Dalila, 12, and Jose, 4, will be living with the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree all year long; the lumber is being used for Habitat for Humanity housing.
I’m happy for this family and the recycling efforts, but it’s always so sad to see these majestic beauties ripped from the earth then add shiny words like “celebrating sensibility” to make me feel better.
Is it progress for the environment? Here’s how it all started…..
The first Tree at Rockefeller Center, erected by construction workers in 1931 shortly after the site was cleared