The Rooster Still Crows on Forsyth Street [Video]

Posted on: September 16th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

Believe it or not, it is possible to receive a barnyard wake-up call at the ass-crack of dawn on Forsyth Street during the warmer months.  While not quite piercing like reveille, hearing roosters crow is not a welcome sound at such an early hour.

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This so-called “Forsyth Farm” is actually none other than the M’finda Kalunga Garden inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Rivington Street.  Behind the locked gates of this green haven sit two mature roosters in a cage – royally named Caesar and Napoleon.  On a recent afternoon walkby, one seemed to crow every thirty seconds or so, while the other couldn’t be bothered.  Nearby residents irked by these constant early morning alarms can rest easy, though.  Both animals will reportedly be transported to an upstate farm sometime next week.

It’s certainly not common to hear the cock-a-doodle-doo in an urban setting, so here’s a snippet for your viewing pleasure:

But these roosters still got nothin’ on Foghorn Leghorn…

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