Each spooky season, Brooklynites are delighted by a massive pumpkin they’ll find in passing sitting atop a local resident’s stoop in Park Slope. The man himself is Charlie Pigott, who started the tradition of decorating his stoop with large pumpkins while his daughter was in school, reports Patch.
The pumpkins have increased in size each year. Eventually, Pigott’s son, George, became part of the tradition, bringing pumpkins all the way from Pennsylvania to Brooklyn for his father.
Last year’s pumpkin, clocking in at almost 1,000-pounds, was an incredible feat by the father and son duo. George drove a U-Haul up from Pennsylvania, carrying the precious cargo. It took a total of 10 people and a little help from dollies and wood planks to get it on display just how Pigott had wanted.
“It’s the neighborhood’s pumpkin,” he told Patch, “everybody comes, every age. People really, really dig it.”
This year’s pumpkin is similar in size, hailing from a farm in North Bergen, New Jersey, according to Fox 5. The Park Slope attraction continues to bring joy to all those who look upon it.
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