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No Do-Overs, Take-Backs on Gas Station

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A Harlem gas station owner is suing New York City for trying to take back land it sold him when the location along Central Park's upper west side was down and out. Now that things are looking up for the neighborhood, the City wants the land back for private residential real estate development and station owner Carmie Elmore is not receptive to the plan. "It’s night-and-day. It is absolutely night-and-day . . . We made the decision to come here when no one else wanted it, and we’ve been there for a little over 30 years, and we want to stay.” [NYP]