Congresswoman Barbara Lee proposes moratorium on sale of historic post offices

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee 
of California (13th District) has introduced legislation to halt the sale and consolidation of historic Postal Service facilities. The Moratorium on US Historic Postal Buildings Act would prevent the Postal Service from selling any facility until all buildings listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places are removed from the auction block.  The text of … Read More

Sold American: An inventory of USPS disposed properties, 2009-2014

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The Postal Service has sold over 500 properties over the past five years, but it hasn’t released much information about the disposals.  A few weeks ago, however, the Postal Service finally updated its Owned Facilities report, so it’s now possible to learn more about which properties have been sold off. The overall scope of the disposal program has not been … 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

Representatives Serrano and Lee: Postal Service Must Halt Historic Buildings Sales

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Press release: Washington, DC – Congressman Jose Serrano and Congresswoman Barbara Lee have both called for a halt to the sale of post offices.  They have each issued press releases today explaining that multiple provisions included in the omnibus appropriations bill unveiled on Monday urged the U.S. Postal Service to halt sales of historic post office buildings. One provision instructs the … Read More

New report describes conflicts of interest in sales of USPS property by CBRE

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PRESS RELEASE Going Postal: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s husband sells post offices to his friends, cheap, by Peter Byrne.  Kindle Edition available on Amazon.com (accessible on any Mac or tablet).  An excerpt is here.   The husband of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has been selling post offices at bargain basement prices — often to his own business partners.  That’s … Read More