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A tree grows in Brooklyn. Lots of them actually.

“People in New York City suffer from allergies? REALLY?”

Yes, I’m here to tell you that we do. And this op-ed tells you why we may actually suffer more than in other cities.

Although non-New Yorkers might think of NYC as the Concrete Jungle, plenty of trees, grasses and other pollen producers do grow here – and well!

One source estimates that New York City has more than 5 million trees. We’re lucky to have such a green city, but yes, we sneeze a lot in season.

I’ll deal with the pollen just fine once my favorite Linden trees bloom.

For more city greenery, check out Erin Boyle’s Instagrams

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Good intentions, no stamps

I meant to send Christmas cards. At least I thought about it.

Cards

I sent a few to clients through Treat.com (which is the coolest) but then…yeah. I lost focus.

I also didn’t have any stamps. Still don’t. It’s a problem.

Sending paper cards isn’t very green anyway, is it? Don’t get me started about the banality of digital cards.

The real issue? I don’t see the point. Most of my world is on Facebook. I see the fantastic trips, the wedding photos, the new houses, the babies and the kids they grow into. It’s wonderful. But it negates cards.

I’d tell people not to send me cards anymore but that would be rude. And I don’t like feeling left out either.

Do you send cards?

The return of…catalogs?

Lately I have been getting all sorts of catalogs in ye olde first class mail. Paper catalogs. How quaint.

Suddenly, it’s like we’re back in 1991 and no one has yet heard of the green movement.

A few make sense. I bought a rug from Home Decorators Collection. The company seems a little old school (my rug rocks though!). I’m opting out.

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