Bronx GPO sold, no details yet

SteveStory

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

adminBlog

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

adminStory

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

Dismantling the legacy: More post office suspensions, relocations, and sales

adminStory

The Postal Service is continuing its push to dismantle the country’s vast network of brick-and-mortar post offices.  Post offices are being suspended over minor lease disputes, historic buildings are being sold to the highest bidder, and retail services are being moved to smaller, usually less convenient locations. Post offices just don’t seem very important to the leadership of the Postal … Read More