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The Controversial Holland Tunnel Decorations Have Officially Been Fixed

By Caitlin Horsfield

The Controversial Holland Tunnel Decorations Have Officially Been Fixed
Every once in a while, things get done quickly in this city.

Last week a change.org petition was launched with the intention of getting the Port Authority to fix their  “OCD inducing” annual display of Christmas decorations. In what may be one of the quickest turn-over times in city history, the Port Authority responded to the petition with an actual solution.

In the spirit of collaboration, the Port Authority polled the people on possibilities for real, important and everlasting change with their own participatory survey. And change occurred. At 11 pm yesterday, traffic was stopped across four lanes for nearly an hour as a cherry picker moved the infamous tree from its spot over the “N” to its new home over the “A.” The circular wreath over the “U” was removed.

We’re not sure it looks any better, but New Yorkers seem to be happy about the change. In an interview with the New York Post, the founder of the petition Cory Windelspecht stated, “I think it looks better, I’m just shocked that it happened and shocked that we pulled it off.” So are we.

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