I found this picture about of the Christmas tree that, as I understand it, was always placed in the center of the elevator bank at the old A&S department store in downtown Brooklyn. According to old timers, A&S was particularly magical at Christmastime. The elevator bank today is pictured below.
The original, running Jeremiad on the vestiges of Old New York as they are steamrolled under or threatened by the currently ruthless real estate market and the City Fathers' disregard for Gotham's historical and cultural fabric. Est. January 2006. Contact Me
I have lived in New York City since 1988 and earn my bread as a writer. I began this blog in January 2006. Beyond that, don't be so nosy.
"I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism."