We all know that a tree grows in Brooklyn, but what you might not know, is that a tomato plant grows in Manhattan.
It’s true! There’s a tomato plant growing up from one of the narrowest of cracks in the sidewalk outside of St. James’ Church on James Street in Lower Manhattan. It’s a subtle reminder that when mankind ceases to exist, our planet will keep spinning, and a bastardized version of nature will be free to take over.
We know that people in NYC aren’t often asked to prepare for a hurricane, but we’ve been left scratching our head at two preparations that other people did ahead of Hurricane Irene. We found these preparations simply lacked any and all common sense — kind of like running out of a burning apartment with arms full of clean socks (which we must sheepishly admit that we have personally done).
Someone tethered a concrete statue of the Virgin Mary, that weighs approximately 100 pounds, to a brick pillar, with a pair of elastic stockings. A toe-nail normally rips stockings, so should that statue have toppled over, the stockings would have simply ripped and allowed the statue to fall to the dirt floor – where it probably wouldn’t have been hurt, regardless of the stockings being there.
Someone else, or perhaps the very same person (these things were a block away from one another), wrapped their compact vehicle with several clear plastic bags and meticulously taped it all together. The decade-plus old paint job couldn’t have been what they wanted to protect, and we’re 100% positive that the vehicle doesn’t normally get wrapped up and covered in the event of a regular old rain storm.
But, everyone has their own things that need to get done in order for their mind to relax and have a good night of sleep, so we hope that these people had a wonderful night of sleep during Hurricane Irene. To each his own.
In this photo the Kentile sign is the toupee on a winking man.
Do you see it?