In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, fuel shortages have driven motorists throughout the city to despair as scores of stations either close or have blocks-long lines of cars waiting for gas.
That's led to savvy drivers using other means to find what stations are open and have the shortest lines, including Twitter, crowdsourcing platforms like Reddit and old-fashioned word-of-mouth.
Here's a list of useful links to bookmark before heading out to fill up your vehicle or generator tank.
Hess Station Fuel Information: Hess is regularly updating the fuel inventory of hundreds of stations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia. The company advises drivers to hit stations reporting over 5,000 gallons of gas.
Occupy Sandy Open Gas Station Finder: City-specific gas station information that is updated periodically. Send updates on gas station status to OccupySandy@interoccupy.net.
CT-NJ-NY-PA Open Gas Stations via Reddit: Upside, this document has all major gas companies listed. Downside, it's not clear how often the document is updated.
As of 3:30 p.m. Friday, here's a list of open gas stations that "currently have lots of unleaded gas," according to Occupy Sandy:
- 833 4th Ave. at 30th St., Park Slope
- 914 Coney Island Ave. at 18th Ave, Coney Island
- 1620 Neptune Ave. at Cropsey Ave/W.17th St, Coney Island
- 530 Utica Ave. at Rutland Rd, Crown Heights South
- 2211 Bedford Ave., between Church Avenue and Snyder Avenue, East Flatbush
- 134-15 Crossbay Blvd. at Linden Boulevard, Howard Beach
- 219-28 Hillside Ave., Queens Village
- 502 West 45th St. at 10th Avenue, Hell's Kitchen
- 2121 Forest Ave., Staten Island