Well, that's what I thought the sign in Thompkins Square Park said. I was imagining all these hairy bear asses cruising the park waiting for my mouth to (oh, wait, I only do ONE hairy bear ass these days).... oh, wait - I was imagining it, so it's still ok, right honey?
anyhoo, in all seriousness, it's one of those post-holiday events that makes the winter here somewhat bearable (there's that word again); I just love the scent of these piles of Xmas trees lying in the park, waiting to get munched, er, mulched. And then the entire park smells just amazing, the pinemulch scent fills the air for a good week after it's spread around the park. For you locals - check it out: MulchFest 2006 - apparently, if you get there between 10am and 2pm this weekend, you can even get your very own bag of mulch for your gardening purposes.