Along with churches, public libraries, assisted living facilities, hospitals, wood frame houses and diners serving cheesecake, gas stations across Brooklyn are also being transformed into apartment buildings as property values soar in the borough.
The Gulf station at the corner of Myrtle and Vanderbilt, above, has been sold and will become apartments, as has the Citgo station down the street at Classon and Myrtle, according to several readers who spoke to workers at the Gulf station.
Karl Fischer will design the building replacing the Gulf station at 134 Vanderbilt if plans are approved, DNAinfo reported earlier this month. If the Citgo station at 184 Classon has indeed changed hands, the sale has not yet hit public records.
In March, the Sunoco station at 584 Gates sold at auction for $1,695,000 and will become apartments, according to another tipster.
Gas stations in Park Slope, Williamsburg and, more recently, Prospect Lefferts Gardens have also disappeared or are disappearing to make way for apartment buildings and hotels.
Click through to the jump to see the Sunoco station at Gates and Throop.