In the News: Vixens Nick Knick’s Jewelry

••• “Tree vendors who lease space from the city in some of the trendiest neighborhoods had to pay double-digit increases this year, and are passing along the added costs by raising prices for their Yuletide greenery. […] This year’s second-most expensive site, at Washington Market Park on Greenwich St. in Tribeca, went for $35,831, up 14 percent over last year’s $31,461.” Photo courtesy @newyorkandnikes. —New York Post

••• “Knicks forward Derrick Williams was robbed of $750,000 in jewelry at his Tribeca apartment early Saturday—and he’s blaming two women he took home from a Meatpacking District club earlier in the evening.” Apparently he lives on Broadway. —New York Post

••• “A smoking projector ruined opening day for scores of Star Wars fans in a Battery Park theater—many of whom gave up in disgust and left after firefighters interrupted the screening.” —Daily News

••• “Flip through a high-end magazine right now and you’ll see page after page of ads for new luxury developments in New York, many of them for towers on Billionaires’ Row, the area just south of Central Park, that push above the clouds and the madness of the city. Those ads, however, tend to ignore the towering competition down the block. Whether the omissions are by accident or design depends on whom you ask.” Yeah, it’s an accident.New York Times

••• “Yuh-Line Niou (pronounced ‘You-Lean Neo’), the chief of staff for Queens Assemblymember Ron Kim, has indicated her interest in succeeding” Sheldon Silver. She lives in FiDi. —Downtown Express