Maybe it's not so sudden. Big deal.
They're awful. And you know why? Because they're cabbages. Everyone in his right mind associates them with vile concoctions invented by childhood-destroying Germans.
And even if you like sauerkraut, that doesn't mean you think a cabbage is attractive. Mostly they make me think, "Hmm, Chambers Street is kind of an odd place for a kitchen garden." But maybe the green space crisis in New York really is that bad.