Tuesday, March 22, 2016

BP station on East Houston and Lafayette closes April 14



A a 7-story boutique office building is in the works for the parcel of land on East Houston and Lafayette that currently houses the always-busy BP station as well as the Irish Pub Puck Fair.

Puck Fair will close for good this coming Sunday. (The goodbye party is Friday.)

Soon after, the BP station will shut down... officially on April 14...



Per the sign, BP is positioning this as a move... to the existing BP on East 23rd Street at the FDR. (The BP also closed at Second Avenue and East First Street to make way for a new development.)

While the closing date was only recently announced, the closure was a foregone conclusion. In fact, the demolition permit was filed in December 2014, per city records.

As for 300 Lafayette, once completed, the new building will encompass 80,000 square feet of "flagship retail and boutique office" ...


[Rendering by Cookfox]

So you have a few weeks left to fill up at the pumps, pick up some bagels at the BP shop...



... and take in the unobstructed view of Kendall Jenner at the Calvin Klein wall across East Houston...



Previously on EV Grieve:
How much longer will the East Village have gas stations?

Have you seen the glass tower in the works for Lafayette and East Houston?

Filling up: the status of 2 former East Village gas stations

Report: Boutique office building on East Houston and Lafayette at BP site a go

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

A front row seat to hard core advertising! Who will get any work done in the fishbowl? They'll be tugging all day long at Kylie and friends!

Anonymous said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So there will be no more gas stations below 23rd Street as of April 14th assuming the relocated BP will move to 23rd and FDR Drive?

nygrump said...

Now I have to go all the way over to 23rd and FDr to buy snacks. what a rip.

Anonymous said...

There's already a BP gas station at the FDR and 23rd.

RJJNY said...

It's like some architecturally malevolent UFO decided to drop ugly buildings from White Plains all along East Houston. So depressing how it has changed over the past few decades.

Anonymous said...

This is bullshit. What the fuck is happening? This location is unique. Why do we need another expensive building for duche bag wannabes? This city is becoming something I don't identify with or recognize. :(

JG said...

I recall a Mobil station on 8th Avenue at 13th Street? Or is that closed now too?

Anonymous said...

BP isn't moving to E. 23rd and the FDR. They ALREADY have a station there which has been there for many many years. Now it will become a nightmare for traffic at that important intersection which is poorly designed and inadequately equipped size-wise to handle the amount of private vehicles and taxis that will be using this gas station.
The city will need to redesign this area once E. 23rd Street gets snarled and ambulances heading to and from the hospital will be stuck in traffic causing a serious delay in getting emergency help to those who are in need.

Anonymous said...

This is a great day for all the anti-car.lunatics who think that New York City could actually survive without cars.

Anonymous said...

double BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Anonymous said...

The area by 23rd St and Avenue C cannot handle a large amount of cars going in and out of that gas station. It's already a traffic nightmare with a poorly designed set of controls.

Check it out every day around 2:30 PM when the fleet of chauffeur driven Mercedes and Escalades arrives as the UN School lets out for the day, or when the boat cruises go in and out during the summer.

Obviously, drivers coming into the city can fuel up elsewhere, but the city should not have allowed developers to close so many of the gas stations in Manhattan it is an essential service. It's crazy.

Anonymous said...

Nice boutique office condos where boutique petrol- infused water will flow through their designer watercoolers

Anonymous said...

If they were making money, they wouldn't close the station. It stands to reason there's not enough traffic (so to speak) at that location, so why keep it?

It also stands to reason that if people conserve energy, distributors of gasoline, natural gas, electricity, will close down some of their operations. Don't forget, this is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks CitiBike for taking so many cars off the streets. Hahahahahaha!

blue glass said...

there are vehicles other than private cars that still need gas

not everyone can afford a tessler

Edmund Dunn said...

Funny, with Uber, part of the so called "sharing economy", there has been a major increase in cars and traffic as well. Listen,I'm no great lover of the internal combustion engine (I do own a car) but currently, we are still a long way off from commercial transport of goods and services via a so called environment friendly (electric cars charge via natural gas fired power plants) transport. How does one get one's glutton free, artisanal, organic, soy milk, free range stuff here in Manhattan? Via truck.

amyaversion said...

It's still open.

Anonymous said...

^ Nice leg :) And I like your bowling shoes-style shoes.
I bet you'd be my dreamgirl in 198X or 1990-93.

James Jensen said...

I am going to miss seeing the drivers use the gas station driveway to do their afternoon prayers:

http://www.pri.org/stories/2013-12-13/devout-muslim-cabbies-new-york-city-parking-tickets-are-price-prayers