By Mildred Alpern
Strung in neat array from varicolored non-recyclable bottle caps and jar tops, two ingenious Christmas trees take shape on West End Avenue between 86th and 87th Street by the church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. Tiny lights threaded throughout the assortment add sparkle. Passersby gather to admire its construction as well as the jovial pig dressed in Santa garb. They were made, we learn, by a professor who lives in an apartment nearby.
By day, the trees are clever and whimsical. At night, they assume a magical air of glittering mystery as the caps, tops, and lights combine to rival the offerings of elegant jewelry shops.