We have some semi-good news to report. The abandoned Shell gas station on 4th Avenue & 90th Street — one of the many abandoned gas stations that dot Brooklyn — is showing signs of life.
A butterfly bush has sprouted in the cracks and is blooming.
So it’s good news if you’re a fan of knowing that invasive plant species can and will take over should humanity depart Brooklyn overnight. It’s also a hand sliding from the upper neck to the chin of mother nature at those who try and fail to start seedlings for their garden.