The lines at the Shell station on Atlantic Avenue will be getting shorter—but only because Mayor Bloomberg has imposed a “odd and even” emergency rationing plan. Beginning Friday, you’ll only be able to drive into a gas station to fill up if your license plate ends with an odd or even number, depending on the date of the month (if your plate ends with letter, join the “odd” days queue). Unlike New Jersey, the Emergency Order does not provide an option for walking up with a gas canister.
P.S. The Atlantic Shell station is currently out of gasoline, with a sign posted saying it doesn’t know when the next supply is coming in.