Saturday, May 24, 2014


Manhattan's disappearing gas stations (WNYC)

A recent analysis by the Wall Street Journal showed that more than 20 Manhattan gas stations have closed since 2003, almost all of them on the West Side. Of the 12 remaining stations below 96th Street, seven of them are in Midtown West, Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. 
That puts them into the orbit of the High Line and Hudson Yards, two projects that are radically reshaping the surrounding districts. 
"The West Side is going to be better than any other neighborhood," Polsinelli said. "There will be no land left unturned."
Farther downtown, two other stations are already on their last legs. The BP at Houston and Lafayette is expected to close this year to make way for a seven-story retail and office complex. A Mobil Station in Alphabet City is also expected to close shop. 

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