Brooklyn, NY – The gas shortage is certainly bringing about the creative spirit among New Yorkers.
With gas scarce these past few days, many Crown Heights residents could be seen doing their erev Shabbos errands by foot.
Crown Heights local Schneur Minsky was seen driving, but it was a small electric powered golf cart.
On Friday afternoon, an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit parked on President Street and Kingston Avenue to sell gas to those desperate enough to spend $20 per gallon.
“The police soon showed up,” a passerby told COLlive. “R’ Yisroel Shemtov was there, and he offered them to buy gas too.”
In the days before Hurricane Sandy was expected, NY Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued an open letter to vendors in areas forecast to be affected by Hurricane Sandy to warn against price gouging, the inflation of the price of necessary goods and services.