U.S. Postal Service May Cut More Than 30 NYC Post Offices to Save Money

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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?

Financially-troubled Postal Service mulls closing 1 in 10 retail outlets [WP]


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Christina Wilkinson
Christina Wilkinson

Queens has 5: Rockaway Beach, Arvene, Holliswood, Rosedale and Astoria

Jdoll
Jdoll

thanks -- corrected!

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