New York City’s gas stations have always been eyed as development sites, but the rate at which they’ve been gobbled up by developers has accelerated since 2008. The New York Times reports that since that year, about 30 have disappeared from the city, leaving only 50 gas stations open to the public in Manhattan—a number that is dwindling as bids for land grow.
Brooklyn is not faring much better. In a 2017 report, borough president Eric Adams noted that 12 gas station locations throughout the borough could be lost in the coming two to three years, including fuel stops in Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Midwood, Sheepshead Bay, and Sunset Park.
For a city that acts so dependent on cars, New York is turning on the sites that cater to this form of transportation. It’s not only gas stations that are disappearing, but parking garages and lots as well. Drivers beware: The below locations are no longer open if you need to fuel up, but if it’s an apartment you’re looking for, you may be in luck.Read More