Old Ancient Truck Stop in Manhattan

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by Odin1964, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    That place is still there. It’s on “Truck 1-9”. They cleaned it up a little bit. Nice fuel pumps and they also have DEF pumps which is a little hard to find in that area. The diner across the parking lot has decent food actually. It’s a pay to park place also. The place down the down the road from that “Tullo” is a bit more of a free for all and is mostly just local guys that hang out there. That area is not that bad anymore. Looks worse than it really is. I used to drop containers at Refridge-it all the time.
     
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  2. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    Hunts Point I have never been into with a truck and frankly I’m fine with it staying that way.
     
  3. Odin1964

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    This place was definitely in New York & I swear it was in Manhattan. I'll figure it out one of these days.
     
  4. hotrod1653

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    I asked my uncle and he doesn’t remember any kind of truck stop In Manhattan. Only thing he really remembers is Hunts Point at that time, was a zoo.
     
  5. Odin1964

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    I'll find My Road Atlas from back then & locate where I'm talking about. To Bad I didn't have a Cell Phone in 1990, I'da took pictures.
     
  6. TokyoJoe

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    I doubt that.

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  7. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    I never noticed it before I was a truck driver but I've been a cab driver in the city long enough that I almost reach that era and here's what I've vaguely heard about:

    In Harlem on 128th and 2nd there's a big Dodge/Chrysler (?) place. (I just looked it up, now it's not even affiliated with a major brand anymore. Might have been a Nissan place, or Mitsubishi.) anyway the building was expanded in the 90's. It didn't used to take up the whole block like it does now. I've heard some old hands talk about a pay to park lot in Harlem near a bridge back in the day, I think this might have been the spot.

    As for the other places mentioned, there's 3 truckstops on 1/9 in NJ. 2 are pay to park and one is locals only (reserved spots), there's a diesel station right under the Pulaski and a shuttered condemned and blocked off station down the road. But by golly, Pilot built a place by the airport! Good luck getting in, there was a line in the street just for fuel, couldn't count the spaces but it looked like more than 20!

    As for parking in Manhattan,,, it can be done. I have about 3 spots I can hit. Top secret though. There's a few more options in the Bronx and I know a few in Brooklyn/Queens. Oddly enough the far Rockaways are actually (relatively) truck friendly. I had a pickup at an importer near JFK and was weather delayed, so my boss told me to spend the night rather than pay the tolls and miles back home and back again.

    One more oddity, in Queens near the distribution hub (I wanna say Maurice or Maspeth Ave) there's a dinner called the "Truckstop Dinner", old hole of a place and surrounded by truck traffic but ironically no place for a truck to park!
     
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  8. MACK E-6

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    I’d be surprised if people in Manhattan would tolerate the presence of a truck stop.
     
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  9. 86scotty

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    OP, I got nuthin' here since I've never and probably will never take a truck to NYC. But, I do listen to lots of podcasts and lately I've heard a bunch of em on memory. Problem with us humans is that over time our memories run together. Heck, my memories of stops in the last year get all jumbled up. I'm not calling you out, but from the responses I'm thinking your brain has just mixed some stuff up in the last 30 years. How many truck stops have you stayed in in that amount of time you reckon?
     
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