Postal Service to Hold Public Meeting

Possible Closure of Post Office located inside Appraiser’s Store

September 27, 2011 

Manhattan, NY – The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public meeting to discuss its proposal to close the finance station Post Office located inside the Appraisers’ store at 580 5th Avenue, Suite 407, New York, NY 10036.

The meeting is on Oct 3, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the lobby of the Bryant Post Office, 23 West 43rd Street, New York NY 10036.

“Today, more than 35 percent of the Postal Service’s retail revenue comes from expanded access locations such as grocery stores, drug stores, office supply stores, retail chains, self-service kiosks, ATMs and, open 24/7,” said Manhattan Postmaster Robert Brown. “Our customers’ habits have made it clear that they no longer require a physical post office to conduct most of their postal business.”

As more customers choose to conduct their postal business at home online, on their smart phones and at their favorite shopping destinations, the need for the U.S. Postal Service to maintain its nearly 32,000 retail offices — the largest retail network in the country — diminishes.

While no final decision to close this location has been reached, Postal Service managers will give an overview of the reasons for the proposal and will listen to community input and concerns.

Anyone who wishes to submit comments in writing can send them to:

Discontinuance Coordinator
New York District
421 8th Ave RM 3115
New York, NY 10199-9004

Public comments will be accepted until Nov. 24, 2011.

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