I am using Gas Buddy, Hurricane Sandy Edition to find a running gas station in NYC: http://www.gasbuddy.com/sandy/
I found a local HESS station charging pre-Hurricane prices (actually, prices weren’t the reason why I chose it, it was just the closest one that has gas, I would’ve gladly paid more) of only 3.89 a gallon for regular. The line ran about 4 blocks and it moved very slowly, it would creep forward at a rate of 20 feet (a single cars’ length) at a time, every 5 minutes or so. People would start their car, inch forward, brake, then shut off their car again. I did that for a little while until I felt this uneasy naggy feeling that I was burning my starter out.
So, what I did was to pay attention to the angle of the road: on a slight decline, I put the car in neutral (engine off, of course) and just have it very slow glide along as the line moved. On a slight incline, I got out of the car and pushed it along. Sharp inclines/declines are less controllable, I’m not sure what I’d do then…
So, what do you think about this? Is this the ‘proper’ way? I notice no one else doing this… lol