Inside the Transformation of the Bronx General Post Office

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New York YIMBY: Sometime next spring, the landmarked Bronx General Post Office, located in the borough’s Concourse Village neighborhood, will start a new life as retail, office space, and a restaurant. Interior demolition work is underway and we got a peak inside last week, with Brendan Murray, vice president at Hollister Construction Services, and he pointed out an incredibly creepy … Read More

Erasing History at the USPS: When U.S. Post Office Tries to Sell Off Historic New Deal Sites, Scholars and Communities Protest

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The scholarly news magazine JSTOR Daily has a great article about the selling off of historic post offices, by R. H. Lossin.  It covers the sale of the Bronx GPO, the fight over the Berkeley post office, and the whole legacy of New Deal post offices and murals.  "For defenders of historic post office sites," writes Lossin, "the disappearance of … Read More

Landmarks Approves Bronx Post Office’s Tranformation

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The Bronx General Post Office has been given the green light for redevelopment as retail, office, and restaurant space, with a portion carved out for the post office to remain. The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a revised proposal on Tuesday—not a surprise, as the project was well on its way to approval when it was presented last month. Young Woo & Associates paid $19 million for … Read More

Bronx Post Office Nears Its Future As a Dining and Retail Mecca

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The Bronx General Post Office is close to getting the go-ahead for rebirth.  In 2014, Young Woo & Associates paid $19 million to the U.S. Postal Service for the site, and yesterday the developer brought his plan—which includes a total revamp of use including office space, shops, restaurants, and a rooftop terrace—before the Landmarks Preservation Commission.  Read more.

Youngwoo reveals plans for Bronx Post Office space

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Youngwoo & Associates has filed permits to convert the recently purchased Bronx General Post Office to a mixed-use building, including space for retail, dining and offices. The renovated building, located at 558 Grand Concourse by East 149th Street would add 7,500 square feet to its existing 143,000, according to New York YIMBY. The refurbished space would host retail on the … Read More

South Bronx Residents Are Not Sold on Plans for Historic Post Office

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Max Burman, New York City Lens: The sale of the Bronx General Post Office has split local opinion as gentrification looms.  South Bronx residents have, it seems, been left feeling like mere bystanders in the process and it is this lack of involvement, and the sense of powerlessness that goes along with it, which seem to have driven local apprehension. But … Read More

CBRE arranges sale of Bronx GPO to one of its clients

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The New York Daily News is reporting that the Postal Service has sold the Bronx General Post Office to Youngwoo & Associates.  Back in February, The Real Deal had reported that Youngwoo was proposing to use the site to build a marketplace in the vein of the company’s unsuccessful plan for the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx. The founder and … Read More

Bronx GPO sold, no details yet

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The Bronx General Post Office has been sold.  There’s no word yet on who the buyer is or what the plans for the building are, but the post office was definitely sold two weeks ago.  On the USPS-CBRE website, the listing says simply, "Sold." The Postal Service has not made an official announcement about the sale, and it is apparently … Read More

Union, Activists and Officials Fight Sale of Landmark Bronx Post Office

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DNAInfo: "Bronx officials, activists and union representatives are calling on the United States Postal Service to immediately halt its sale of the Bronx General Post Office – a plan they have contested in the past. "The 170,000-square-foot building on East 149th Street and the Grand Concourse, filled with murals from the 1930s, was listed on the “USPS Properties for Sales” website, run … Read More

Sale of historic Bronx Post Office moves forward; bids due Jan. 15

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The Postal Service is moving forward on the sale of the historic Bronx General Post Office at 558 Grand Concourse in New York City.  The property is listed on the USPS-CBRE Properties for Sale website, where a new Call-for-Offers announcement says interested parties should submit their bids by 5:00 p.m. on January 15.  (The listing is here.) The announcement doesn’t … Read More

Bronx post office interior gets landmark status

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The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday granted landmark status to the interior of the main post office in the Bronx.  The exterior was designated a landmark by the commission in 1976. But the interior remained unprotected, and preservationists worried about the fate of famous 1930s murals by Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn as the United States Postal Service intends to … Read More