Monday, September 10

An Ear Grows in Brooklyn -- sort of

It's harvesting time in Park Slope and the corn is 25 high!

The Times reports on the 25 square foot corn patch in the middle of the sidewalk at 6th Ave near President St, planted by a neighborhood resident who wanted to "subvert expectations."
As people pass on the street, grocery bags in hand, cellphones pressed to their ears, they crane their necks to look up at the stalks, as if Shoeless Joe Jackson might come swaggering out. The cornfield has also become a point of orientation. “We’re a block down from the corn,” a resident will say. “You can’t miss it.”

The corn is actually a variant that does not produce ears of corn, but I suppose they could always make some ethanol...

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