Where Are The Manhattan Gas Stations? Manhattan Drivers Look Far And Wide for Gas Stations!

Manhattan gas stationThe number of gas stations around the country has been declining in recent years, and one place that’s been hit particularly hard is Manhattan. In 2004, the borough had more than 60 places to fill up, but now there are just 39. Fuel prices and consolidation are driving the nationwide trend, but in Manhattan, it’s all about real estate. Thanks to skyrocketing real estate prices, Manhattan gas stations are worth much more than the money the owner can make selling gas. 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. WNYC’s Daniel Tucker took a ride to see where the gas stations are: LINK

 

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