Letters could save historic Lihue post office

Letters could save historic Lihue post office

Thegardenisland.com: The potential relocation of the Rice Street post office in Lihue, Hawaii, to the carrier annex by the airport is still up in the air. And, representatives from the U.S. Postal Service met for two hours with about 25 people at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall Wednesday to clarify misinformation shared at the last public meeting in April ... Read More
Local postal union, residents fight against sale of Harlem's College Station Post Office

Local postal union, residents fight against sale of Harlem’s College Station Post Office

New York Amsterdam NewsThey tried and failed in Chelsea, but the United States Postal Service wants to sell off a post office building in Harlem and residents aren’t happy. As the sale of the College Station Post Office on West 140th Street isn’t final, USPS Realty Asset Manager Gregory Lackey can’t say who he sold it to and how ... Read More
Morristown NJ moves to save iconic post office with $1.5 million purchase bid

Morristown NJ moves to save iconic post office with $1.5 million purchase bid

Daily Record: The town of Morristown, New Jersey has submitted a $1.5 million bid to buy the century-old U.S. Post Office, a decaying, 19,000-square-foot facility by The Green that is listed on state and national historic registers. "We want to preserve it and possibly use it for town functions or partner with some non-profits and bring it back to its glory. We have ... Read More
USPS workers have emerged as heroes in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

USPS workers have emerged as heroes in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

With the Puerto Rico power grid shredded by Hurricane Maria, the U.S. Postal Service has taken the place of cellphone service at the forefront of island communications. Only 15 percent of electrical power has been restored since the storm bludgeoned the U.S. territory on Sept. 20, but 99 of Puerto Rico's 128 post offices are delivering mail. Tents have taken ... Read More
Chicago awards old Post Office preliminary landmark status, tax incentive

Chicago awards old Post Office preliminary landmark status, tax incentive

Curbed Chicago: Currently in the midst of a multi-year renovation into high-tech offices, Chicago’s 1930’s Main Post Office building was awarded a preliminary landmark recommendation at yesterday’s meeting of the City’s Commission on Landmarks. In addition to protecting the 2.8 million-square-foot Art Deco structure from future demolition, the move also enabled the project to receive a special tax assessment to ... Read More
Could the downtown Grand Rapids, MI, post office finally be moving?

Could the downtown Grand Rapids, MI, post office finally be moving?

For years Grand Rapids city leaders have tried to negotiate a way to pry prime property from the United States Postal Service (USPS) in the downtown area. It hasn't worked. But now, multiple sources are telling WZZM 13 new discussions are underway between Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss and the federal government to try to make a deal for the ... Read More
Planning Board Approves Developer’s Proposal For Former Post Office in Princeton, NJ

Planning Board Approves Developer’s Proposal For Former Post Office in Princeton, NJ

Princeton’s Planning Board last week voted unanimously in favor of an application to turn the former U.S. Post Office branch on Palmer Square into a restaurant. Triumph Brewing Company is expected to move from its current location on Nassau Street to the historic Palmer Square building. No official target date for the move has been mentioned. “My client closed with ... Read More
Vacant For 20 Years, Chicago's Old Main Post Office Is Now The Largest Redevelopment In The U.S.

Vacant For 20 Years, Chicago’s Old Main Post Office Is Now The Largest Redevelopment In The U.S.

The first thing one notices upon walking into the Old Main Post Office's lobby is the floor, its surface polished so that it reflects a ceiling painstakingly restored to its original Art Deco glory. The last time the lobby looked this good, Heath Ledger was running amok in the opening bank heist in "The Dark Knight." Now it is the first sign ... Read More
Bed-Stuy Post Office Is 'Proof God Hates You,' Residents Say

Bed-Stuy Post Office Is ‘Proof God Hates You,’ Residents Say

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch: The most hated place in Bed-Stuy (the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY) may be the Brevoort Station Post Office, whose "Soup Nazi" employees have been refusing to deliver packages and sometimes scaring customers for more than 30 years. As one Yelp reviewer put it, "There IS a God and he HATES you because THIS is your post office!" ... Read More
Local Businesses, Newspaper Delivery Suffering From Post Office Closing in Cadiz, Ohio

Local Businesses, Newspaper Delivery Suffering From Post Office Closing in Cadiz, Ohio

Harrison News Herald: All across Cadiz, Ohio, businesses and residents are feeling the sting of the post office closing.  (The post office was closed by emergency suspension on Sept. 1, due to structural deficiencies in the building, which is owned by the USPS.) After speaking with enough people one gets the impression that residents are ready to make their own ... Read More
Push to save – and rename – Richmond post office continues

Push to save – and rename – Richmond post office continues

Richmond Standard: The U.S. Postal Service’s recent announcement that it will sell the historic Main Post Office building at 1025 Nevin Ave in Richmond, Calif. has not slowed Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s attempt to rename the 1938-built structure after a former Richmond postmaster. “Mark will continue to push for the passage of the renaming legislation in tandem with his efforts to ... Read More
Meeting scheduled on USPS plans to "relocate" and sell historic Lihue, Hawaii post office

Meeting scheduled on USPS plans to “relocate” and sell historic Lihue, Hawaii post office

TheGardenIsland.com: United States Postal Service representatives will return to Kauai on Oct. 11 to bring the community up to speed on the potential relocation of the Lihue post office. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. at War Memorial Convention Hall, and USPS real estate specialist Greg Shelton will be there to answer questions. The Rice Street post office’s proposed ... Read More
Billions Served: Foot Traffic at the Post Office, an OIG report

Billions Served: Foot Traffic at the Post Office, an OIG report

The USPS Office of Inspector General has just issued a white paper on retail foot traffic at the more than 30,000 USPS-run post offices.  The report shows that Americans visited post offices some 2.7 billion times in FY 2016 — about triple the Postal Service’s official figure for customer visits, which refers to transactions only. This has some important implications ... Read More
USPS Service Alerts for Hurricane Irma

USPS Service Alerts for Hurricane Irma

USPS Service AlertsHurricane Irma has left destruction across the Caribbean. The Category 5 hurricane is one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded. It continues to track toward South Florida, where it could make landfall this weekend. Many residents have evacuated ahead of the dangerous winds and storm surge associated with this hurricane. USPS operations have been impacted. Check “Service ... Read More
Harlem Post Office to Relocate But Residents Fear Continued Poor Service

Harlem Post Office to Relocate But Residents Fear Continued Poor Service

DNAinfo: The U.S. Postal Service wants the community to know there will be no change in service when the College Station Post Office at 140th Street relocates two blocks south. That's what residents are afraid of. Gregory Lackey, a realty asset manager for the USPS, told residents Wednesday night that the new building has 2,900 square feet, three service counters, ... Read More
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