This great vintage photograph from 1980 shows a young Bill Murray hanging out in Times Square. It is unknown whether he spent the $0.25 or not.
While I don't think the MTA Rules of Conduct says anything about trees, let's just all agree right here and now that transporting your 12-foot tree in a NYC subway car is a bad idea, even if you have it (partially) in a bag.
Local YouTuber Shmuli Evers recently attended the Open House New York weekend tour of the Bell Tower at Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village. Only open to the public once per year during this event, the Bell Tower always attracts long lines. This great video gives you a peek inside the tower, and from the top. Check it out!
Climbing up the steps of the Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village on 10/14/18 Open House New York. There was long lines around the corner with people waiting for over an hour to be able to enter the bell tower, the tower is only open to the public once a year.