United States Postal Service

Pols demand post office reconsider decision to cut Saturday delivery
Pols demand post office reconsider decision to cut Saturday delivery
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/11/2013 at 6:34PM

After the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced last week that it was cancelling delivery of first-class mail on Saturdays, a bipartisan group of local politicians is trying to make it reconsider the decision. The USPS is choosing to reduce service, starting the week of August 5, so that it can save an estimated $2 billion [...]

College Point mail center stays open — for now
College Point mail center stays open — for now
News Alexa Altman 5/21/2012 at 3:27PM

While a Queens mail processing center thought its days were numbered, the once possibly doomed facility is getting a stay of execution. The processing and distribution center, located on 20th Avenue in College Point, has over 1,000 workers and was previously expected to officially cease operations on May 14 as part of a country-wide initiative [...]

Delivered: FedEx to move to L.I.C.
Delivered: FedEx to move to L.I.C.
News Michael Pantelidis 3/07/2012 at 1:40PM

FedEx has found new “ground” in Long Island City. The shipping giant is planning to close its current Maspeth facility and open a new, 14,000-square-foot FedEx Ground distribution center on Borden Avenue in L.I.C. The center, expected to be completed in the spring of 2013, will cost roughly $56 million — including land, construction and [...]

[Update] Queens postal center to remain open – for now
[Update] Queens postal center to remain open – for now
News Steve Mosco 12/14/2011 at 10:18AM

Elected officials joined union representatives and several community leaders to deliver a clear message to the United States Postal Service (USPS) — don’t even think about closing Queens’ distribution center. And for now, it seems the USPS got the message. Just days after State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Congressmember Joseph Crowley led a rally [...]

Rockaway Beach post office to stay open
News Melissa Chan 12/02/2011 at 1:48PM

The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently announced that the Rockaway Beach branch post office — one of thousands being reviewed nationwide for discontinuance — will remain open. Located at 9014 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, the post office branch was saved from the chopping block based on the results of an area facility study, according to [...]

Astoria Post Office saved
Astoria Post Office saved
News Michael Pantelidis 10/20/2011 at 10:41AM

Patrons of the Grand Station Post Office have had their wish signed, sealed and delivered. Following months of apprehension regarding the fate of the post office, the United States Postal Service (USPS) recently announced that Grand Station was removed from a list of branches targeted for potential closure. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney was joined by Senator [...]

Hundreds Rally to Save Postal Service
Hundreds Rally to Save Postal Service
News Melissa Chan 9/29/2011 at 1:53PM

Hundreds of postal workers rallied in Bayside on Tuesday, September 27 to save the nation’s postal service and to seek support for a bill they say would pull the postal service out of its financial shortfall. As part of a national campaign, all 435 congressional districts throughout the country united in their common cause to [...]

Flushing mail center may close
Flushing mail center may close
Business Jay Lane 9/27/2011 at 9:13PM

Due to drastic declines in mail volume, state and nationwide, the Queens Processing and Distribution Center in Flushing may be closed or consolidated, according to the United States Postal Service (USPS). The center — the only one in Queens under study — is responsible for sorting and distributing mail throughout Queens. It joins 255 other [...]