ROCK CITY, N.Y. (AP) _ You'll know you're in the upstate hamlet of Rock City when you get to the fork in the road. Really.

The 31-foot-high silver metal fork is the creation of local businessman Steve Schreiber.

He started off the year 2000 by planting the sculpture at the intersection of two roads in the tiny Hudson Valley community about 90 miles north of New York City.

The fork is made from forged scrap steel and it took Schreiber and some friends nine months to construct.

``I did it as a goof,'' he said. ``I didn't think they would let me leave it there. Nobody has said anything.''