Martin Luther King Day – Your Post Office is Open

(But Not Where You May Expect)

Customers Have Access to 25 Automated Postal Centers 24/7 & The Roosevelt Field Postal Store in Garden City

January 14, 2011 

Islandia, NY — The Postal Service observes Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday, January 17, 2011 as a holiday.  All post offices in the Long Island District (ZIP Code areas 115, 117, 118, 119) will be closed with the exception of the Postal Store at Roosevelt Field. There will be no mail delivery except for Express Mail.

The Postal Store at Roosevelt Field, Garden City will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

With, postal customers can look up a ZIP Code and find addressing information. They can calculate rates and buy stamps; pay for a PO Box or rent a PO Box; have their mail held or forwarded; order shipping supplies - including prepaid, flat-rate Priority Mail envelopes. At, the Post Office never closes.

For customer convenience, Bellmore, Bethpage, Central Islip, Commack, Deer Park, East Meadow, East Northport, Garden City, Hicksville, Huntington, Huntington Station, Levittown, Lindenhurst, Massapequa, Mineola, North Babylon, North Massapequa, Plainview, Port Jefferson Station, Rockville Centre, Ronkonkoma, Smithtown, Syosset, Valley Stream and Western Nassau Mail Facility window services located in Garden City have 24-hour access to Automated Postal Centers (APC), the Postal Service’s version of the ATM. The APC enables customers to conduct business at their convenience.

Using credit and debit cards, the APC enables customers to:

  • Buy self-adhesive stamps.
  • Weigh, calculate and purchase postage in amounts for items weighing up to 70 lbs.
  • Send items via Express, Priority, and First-Class Mails, as well as by Parcel Post.
  • Purchase insurance up to $500.
  • Look up ZIP Codes and obtain Postal Service mailing information.
  • Obtain Certified Mail, Delivery Confirmation and Return Receipts.
  • Obtain a receipt.

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