Who doesn't love a good tree pit? This one in Washington Heights may not be the prettiest, but it's producing food! A reader sent in these photos, taken at 187th Street and Broadway (right across from Key Foods), where corn is growing right there on the sidewalk. Earlier this year we pointed to an App that allows you to find fruit growing wildly in the city, so perhaps it's not too shocking that other foods are growing out there, too.
Here's a guide on how to grow your own corn—you can even grow it out of pots, but you'll need warm weather and full sunlight.