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300 Lafayette Bills itself as ‘Cutting Edge’ with New Ad Banners

Last modified March 27, 2017 at 10:56 pm

Alive for many months, the project site at 300 Lafayette Street is finally ready to go big on the hype. Banners pimping the new seven-story commercial building were affixed to the sidewalk bridge earlier this month, promising “cutting edge.” Hard to believe it’s already been a year since the BP gas station at the corner of […]

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14-Story Office Building Ready to Rise from Vacant Pike Street Gas Station

Posted June 2, 2016 at 5:16 am

The long-vacant Mobil gas station at 2 Pike Street is history. The one-story structure was demolished within a matter of days last November, clearing the way for its primary payload. Namely, a new fourteen-story commercial office building. However, the site remained dormant in the intervening six months, and didn’t reactivate until over the holiday weekend. […]

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BP Gas Station and Puck Fair Demolition Has Begun

Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:13 am

Both the remnants of the BP gas station and the former Puck Fair are being stripped bare as we speak. Contractors have been busy this week dismantling the canopy and deactivated pumps. The shell remains. Longtime SoHo hang Puck Fair is equally torn asunder. Sixteen years on the block and this is the conclusion, having […]

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Shuttered BP Gas Station in SoHo is Boarded up

Posted April 19, 2016 at 5:19 am

The now-defunct BP gas station on Lafayette Street is completely encased in perimeter plywood. Signs posted to the boards indicate that the business has “moved” to the sole east side location – 23rd Street and the FDR. More like “consolidated.” BP ceased operations last Thursday ahead of a new commercial development poised to rise here […]

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BP Bust: Downtown Manhattan is Now Without a Gas Station

Last modified April 15, 2016 at 2:07 pm

The BP gas station on Lafayette Street – one of the longest continuously operated dispensaries in downtown Manhattan – closed for good yesterday. Each of the three pumping stations were boxed with plywood, and crime scene tape unrolled to prevent cars from entering. Thus concludes the age of Gasoline Alley. End of an era. As previously […]

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Before the Stranglehold of Gas Stations at Lafayette and East Houston, Circa 1933 [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 15, 2016 at 2:08 pm

One of the longest continuously operated gas stations south of 14th Street closes for good on April 14. As previously reported, the BP station on Lafayette Street will soon give way to seven stories of luxury office space. It had been some sort of petrol outpost since the 1930s. And with different operators, from Gulf to […]

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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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Demolition Approved for Pike Street Gas Station Ahead of New 14-Story Office Tower

Posted November 2, 2015 at 5:13 am

Up goes the fence. For the first time since the Mobil gas station closed six years ago, there is real activity to report at 2 Pike Street. The plywood boards took up residence along the perimeter of the vacant lot last week. Get ready for more construction woes. As previously mentioned, the 9,800 square-foot (overgrown) […]

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First Look at the 14-Story Office Tower Coming to Vacant Pike Street Gas Station

Posted August 18, 2015 at 5:12 am

Long a symbol of the economic downturn, the abandoned Mobil gas station at 2 Pike Street (aka 100 East Broadway) is primed for new development. As reported, the 9,800 square-foot (overgrown) parcel sold this past April for an eye-popping $18.75 million. Developer Shing Wah Yeung of Yeung Real Estate Development was the buyer, and intends to […]

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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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