It was a beautiful day on Saturday, 17 deg C: unbelievable for the first week of January; more like May. It was the annual Christmas tree recycling day, or "Treecycle Mulchfest" as the Parks & Rec Dept calls it. Last year more than 50,000 trees were recycled. Unfortunately most people just dump them on the sidewalk for the Dept. of Sanitation to remove with the rest of the trash. Because it was such a beautiful day, after dropping of our tree we headed to Eataly for a pork braciole (Xavi likes the crust), a swing in Madison Square Park, then home for dinner (pumpkin, sweet potato & broccoli soup), a bath and then bed.