Gas hits $5 a gallon in New York City

 – With the summer travel season fast approaching, gas prices are on the rise but some people are getting sticker shock in Manhattan.

Regular gas has hit $5 a gallon at at least one station.  A Mobil station on 11th Ave. in Hell’s Kitchen has raised its prices to $4.999 a gallon.  That’s well above the current average for the five boroughs.  AAA says the average in New York City is $3.18 a gallon.

AAA: Gas Prices On The Rise Heading Into Memorial Day Weekend

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As Memorial Day quickly approaches, everyone wants to how high temperatures will go and what gas prices will be.

According to experts, it looks like the temperature won’t be the only thing that’s high. Even though Gabriel Rosario loves his Acura, he says he won’t be taking it far this Memorial Day Weekend because the price of gas is burning through his wallet.

“Sometimes I go down to Atlantic City, the Jersey Shore, out to Long Island, Jones Beach,” he said. “This year I think I’ll stay at Orchard Beach.”

Though nearly 42 million people across the country are expected to travel this holiday weekend, many drivers who spoke with CBS2 said they’re opting to stay local.


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