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Peddlers flock to New York City for “coniferous tree” season

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In New York City, even sidewalk space is coveted real estate. Street vendors sometimes spend a fortune or languish for years on waiting lists to acquire one of the permits that allow them to sell goods in tightly regulated locations. But once a year, there’s an exception, laid out in an artfully worded city ordinance: During the month of December, anyone may sell “coniferous trees” just about anywhere – no license required. It’s a rare tree-for-all. Peddlers flock in from…

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