A Very Miller Christmas; Tavern on the Green Accused of Being a Lousy Neighbor

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Miller Brewing Company has made a concerted effort in recent years to become part of Americans’ lives with gimmicks such as ordaining its customers to become bona fide marriage officiants. Now the brewer is jonesing for a starring role in your family’s Christmas celebration.

According to a news release, “the beer brand’s famous holiday knitwear is back this winter, as are its uber-popular Beernaments, which debuted last year and quickly sold out. And new this year is the ultimate Christmas tree accessory: Miller Lite’s new Christmas Tree Keg Stand.”

The gizmo doubles as a tree stand and a repository for a quarter-barrel keg. As with so many other marketing efforts, this one is complete with the threat that the tree keg stand, which will set you back $49.99, is available only as long as supplies last.

Tavern on the Green Accused of Being a Lousy Neighbor

Tavern on the Green, which closed because of the pandemic but then reopened, is making some of its Upper West Side neighbors wish it hadn’t. According to the New York Post, neighbors of the restaurant, which has been around since the 1880s, “are at their wit’s end because of ‘intolerable and unacceptable’ noise booming from the iconic eatery.”

One resident who is quoted as saying the music is so loud that she physically feels the vibrations of the bass in her bed, has urged the community board to take up the cause. The NYPD reports receiving 57 noise complaints within the last year.

The Tavern’s owners met privately with the board of directors of one building on Central Park and promised to keep the volume down but then returned to their odious ways.

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