The Crop Circle phenomenon is one shrouded in mystery. Skeptics argue they are elaborate hoaxes, while others believe they are visual communications from an extraterrestrial species. Regardless of who is actually fabricating them, they capture our imagination and make us question whether or not we are truly alone in the cosmos.

Whether or not you choose to believe in the presence of extraterrestrials, American culture, especially in New York, has a long history of immigration and cultural diffusion. These people are classified as “aliens.”  These aliens, both documented and undocumented, leave their mark on our city via the spread of language, cuisine, music, art, and culture.  We live in a city of aliens and our crop circle is a visual pattern for aliens by aliens.