Automated Postal Center Hours Expand at Three NYC Locations

Using the Postal Service Just Got Easier in Manhattan

October 14, 2010 

MANHATTAN — Postal customers who live in the city can now enjoy expanded service hours at three select Manhattan Post Offices with Automated Postal Centers. Service hours now include Sundays at Gracie and Lenox Hill Stations and 24/7 service at Empire Station. The Postal Service’s version of the ATM, the Automated Postal Center (APC) delivers quick, easy, and convenient access to postal services offering service hours to night owls and weekend mailers alike.

“Automated Postal Centers provide easy access to postal products and services just as ATMs provide easy access to banking services,” said Raschelle Parker, Manager of Marketing for the New York District. “To customers, one is a self-service bank, while the other is a self-service Post Office. Unlike many ATMs, APCs don’t add transaction fees. Beyond expanding customer access, the APC enables our customers to conduct business with us 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 Express Mail, Certified Mail, and Return Receipts.
  • Purchase Delivery Confirmation service.
  • Obtain a receipt.

Customers may visit the following Manhattan Post Offices to conduct postal business on weekends:
Post Office Location Sunday APC Hours
Gracie Station 229 East 85th Street
(Between 2nd & 3rd Ave)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Lenox Hill 217 East 70th Street
(Between 2nd & 3rd Ave)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Empire Station 19 West 33rd Street
(Between 5th & 6th Ave)

These three APC locations join over fifty other sites throughout Manhattan with expanded service hours. Including five APC machines located in the lobby of the James A. Farley Post Office, at 421 8th Ave offering 24-7 APC service all year long, including holidays.

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