Thursday, August 1, 2019

A Squash Grows on Warren Street

Dear Diary,
Decades ago, when I lived and worked in Manhattan, I was told by a coworker, who lived in Connecticut, that people where she lived always locked their cars during the month August, because if they didn't, they risked having them filled with zucchini. I always remember that wry little story around this time of year but attribute the overabundance of zucchini to the zeal of the suburban vegetable gardener not the tenacity of the zucchini plant.
Today, I learned that there is a squash plant--possibly a zucchini--growing out of the sidewalk in the 200 block of Warren Street. It's obviously a volunteer, but the circumstances that led to its rooting itself in that spot remain a mystery. I expect people parking on Warren Street already lock their cars, so there's no need to warn about the risk of discovering the future produce of this plant your vehicle. 
Photo: Wendy Kenneally
"Micropolitan Diary" is Gossips' homage to and blatant imitation of "Metropolitan Diary" in the New York Times. The term micropolitan was coined (by Gossips) because Hudson is a metropolis in microcosm. 

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