As if catching a cab hasn't been difficult enough since Hurricane Sandy dropped in and messed up most of New York City's public transportation -- now there's a gas shortage to deal with.
As Gothamist reports, via a tipster: "Tonight every gas station on Coney Island Avenue, and all stations in Park Slope and Sunset Park, besides the two Hess stations, ran out of gas. Lines at the Union Street Hess went around two seperate blocks and had police road blocks. The line at the Sunset Park location was 10 blocks long in two lanes of Fourth Avenue, with road flares and cops galore. Brooklyn is out of gas."
Part of the problem is that there just isn't enough gas to go around -- a lot of it is currently being user to power generators in an attempt to get lower Manhattan up and running. In addition, the two refineries where we get 1/4 of the region's gas have remained idle because of flooding and power outages.
Can we officially declare this ride your bike/rickshaw/scooter/horse/piggyback-to-everywhere week?