U.S. Postal Service May Cut More Than 30 NYC Post Offices to Save Money
Today in things we don't really worry about until we order something from Amazon, the Post Office, which lost $8 billion last year, is considering closing 1 in 10 retail outlets and is studying 3,653 local offices, branches, and stations throughout the U.S., many of which could be replaced by "Village Post Offices in which postal services are offered in local stores, libraries, or government offices," reports the Washington Post. New York City has more than 30 offices on the "Expanded Access Survey List," which really sounds like "Decreased Access," but we can't blame them for trying to sugarcoat it.
The hardest hit is the Bronx, with 17 offices being considered for closure. Manhattan has six possible closures (none in the East Village, reports EV Grieve), and Brooklyn has five. Staten Island has just one, and Queens has
two(correction: five). Here are all the NYC post offices on the possible chopping block:
ELTINGVILLE FINANCE, STATEN ISLAND 10312
GRAND, ASTORIA 11103 ROCKAWAY BEACH, ROCKAWAY BEACH 11693 HOLLISWOOD, HOLLIS 11423 ARVERNE, ARVERNE 11692 ROSEDALE, ROSEDALE 11422
RESTORATION PLAZA, BROOKLYN 11216 MUNICIPAL FINANCE, BROOKLYN 11201 SUNSET, BROOKLYN 11220 OVINGTON, BROOKLYN 11220 BRIGHTON FINANCE, BROOKLYN 11235
ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NEW YORK 10044 COLLEGE STATION, NEW YORK 10030 FORT WASHINGTON, NEW YORK 10032 26 FEDERAL PLAZA STATION, NEW YORK 10278 APPRAISERS STORES, NEW YORK 10036 PORT AUTHORITY, NEW YORK 10011
HUNTS POINT, BRONX 10474 MELCOURT, BRONX 10451 MORRISANIA, BRONX 10456 STADIUM, BRONX 10452 UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, BRONX 10452 WEST FARMS, BRONX 10460 BOTANICAL, BRONX 10458 CRANFORD, BRONX 10470 FIELDSTON, BRONX 10463 SPUYTEN DUYVIL, BRONX 10463 VAN COTT, BRONX 10467 CASTLE HILL, BRONX 10462 CLASON POINT, BRONX 10473 DREISER LOOP, BRONX 10475 EINSTEIN, BRONX 10475 ESPLANADE, BRONX 10469 HILLSIDE, BRONX 10469
People served by the offices selected for review have 60 days to file comments with USPS, and can appeal if an office is to be closed. The full Expanded Access Study List for NYC is here.
We guess this means the plan to promote stamps via social media didn't take off?
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