A cornfield in Brooklyn?

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Kelly wants to plan a corn field at Union and Bergen streets. Here’s what you need to know:

• The project, called “Maize Field,” is about our changing borough.

• She relied on old maps of Indian farming lands.

• She’s planting Lenape Blue Flour Corn, also known as “Sehsapsing.”

• It’s native to Oklahoma, having been brought there by a Lenape woman.

• She’ll also plant Lenape cutshort beans, which despite their name, grow six feet tall.

• She’ll also plant Seneca sunflowers, the only extant Native American sunflowers.

• The money for the piece comes from the Department of Transportation.

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Bill from boerum hill says:
Get yourselves a Brooklyn map, please. The cornfield you describe at Bergen and Union... that place is not even on the map! Let's call it "East Park Slope North". Let's.

The 43 blocks of Boerum Hill run from Court to 4th Avenue and then from State to Warren. Every piece of
BHA stationary so states. These boundaries have been
recognized since 1963. Unscrupulous or ignorant real estate people can screw up, but your reporters shouldn't.
May 6, 2010, 4:50 pm

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