Hudson Berkshire Experience Sun, 05 Dec 2021 02:51:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hudson Berkshire Experience 32 32 Questions about the Christmas tree? Ask the mayor of Rockefeller Center. Sat, 04 Dec 2021 17:24:51 +0000

For two decades, Correll Jones has been the main host of a bustling Midtown Manhattan plaza. His company-issued business card reflects his status: “CJ Mayor of Rockefeller Center.”

And each winter, as countless visitors arrive to view the Christmas tree outside 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Mr. Jones essentially becomes the tree caretaker.

In New York City, where doormen have traditionally served everything from security guard to confidant, Jones, 59, holds one of the profession’s most prestigious positions. From now until the tree falls in early January, he will provide all the details to those who ask: that this year’s version is a 79ft tall Norway spruce from Maryland decorated with 50,000 lights. and a star charged with crystal that weighs nearly half a ton.

If they find out more, he might tell them that the tree is almost 90 years old and was cut down “at the end of its life.”