One of the Longest Continuously Operated Gas Stations in NYC Closes April 14 [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 15, 2016 at 2:08 pm

The BP gas station at East Houston and Lafayette Streets is closing next month. April 14. And with it, one of the last links to the “Gasoline Alley” of yore. After all, this was formerly the southern border of the nicknamed neighborhood, which was, at one point, a destination for automotive servicing. Back in 2004, […]

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BP Gas Station on 2nd Avenue is Leveled, 10-Story Residential Development Coming Soon

Posted October 30, 2015 at 5:18 am

In case you were wondering, it only takes a few hours to raze a gas station. The former BP service center on Second Avenue was completely leveled yesterday. It’s now a pile of rubble in the middle of the parcel, awaiting reassignment. As for the property – 24 Second Avenue – it’ll soon be redeveloped […]

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10-Story Condo Development Will Rise Atop the Former BP Gas Station on 2nd Avenue

Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

The vacant BP gas station on Second Avenue will be reborn hard as luxury living. Where a boutique hotel was previously rumored, a ten-story condo is development is instead underway. This valuable corner parcel – 24 Second Avenue – has been under the knife since its sale to AORE Holdings LLC last July for $32 […]

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Meet the Coffee ‘Peddler’ of East Houston Street

Posted June 3, 2015 at 9:36 am

The corridor of Lafayette Street running from Bleecker to Spring is not without its coffee choices. In fact, there are four such caffeine recharging stations within this short stretch of pavement, earning it the unofficial nickname “Latte Lane.” Yet that hasn’t stopped one local Alphabet City resident from wheeling out a beat-up cart to the […]

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Vacated East Village BP Gas Station Sells for $32M

Last modified July 18, 2014 at 8:36 am

The vacant BP gas station site on Second Avenue is now primed for development. The Real Deal reported yesterday that the property changed hands for $32 million. Something big is coming, but it’s not immediately clear what. Rumors continue to swirl about a possible boutique hotel here. The seller of the lot is listed in […]

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New Daft Punk Billboard Above BP; ‘Get Lucky’ Song Leak

Posted April 19, 2013 at 6:30 am

Columbia Records recently leased the billboard space above the BP gas station for another Random Access Memories plug.

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Gas Lines on the Lower East Side

Posted November 5, 2012 at 6:47 am

Cars, vans, and trucks park up the streets for hours, while those with gas cans wait on seemingly shorter lines. It’s a controlled chaos out there.

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United Colors of Benetton Brings “Art of Knit” to BP Garage on Crosby

Posted September 5, 2012 at 6:28 am

The vacant garage adjacent to the BP station on East Houston is trading up. At least temporarily.

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New Seven Story Building for BP Gas Station on East Houston?

Posted May 19, 2011 at 6:28 am

Rumors about the fate of BP on East Houston first surfaced in the summer of 2009. Change is nigh! More after the jump!

Drill Rig at BP Station on East Houston

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

What’s an oil rig doing on East Houston? It’s gets deeper.

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