Borough President Eric Adams holds Brooklyn energy meeting amid disappearing gas stations
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams held a session last night to hear from energy companies and AAA about gas stations being forced out of the borough.
He says gas stations in downtown and central Brooklyn are closing down, making it harder for residents to find fuel for their vehicles.
He says nine gas stations have closed within the past few years due to increasing real estate developments. Adams adds there are another 11 or 12 gas stations expected to close within the next year, including locations in Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Midwood, Sunset Park and Sheepshead Bay.
"You see that many of these gas station properties have been converted to housing," Adams says.
Clean energy companies say they are in the process of developing hydrogen fuel cell cars to wean off of oil dependency.
Adams says he will release a report of his findings and a possible solution to the problem over the next coming weeks.