Closure Of 34 Post Offices, 17 In Bronx

Posted on July 26, 2011, 8:15 pm
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The United States Postal Service announced today it is considering the closure of thousands of post offices nationwide, including dozens in New York City.

Officials say that they are conducting studies of 3,700 offices across the nation to determine if they are needed by customers.

This, as the agency tries to cope with a growing deficit.

A total of 34 offices across the five boroughs are on the list.

Bronx has the most in jeopardy with seventeen, followed by Manhattan with six, then Brooklyn and Queens with five each and Staten Island with just one.

The Postal Service is also considering other cost-cutting measures including eliminating Saturday delivery.

The Post Office is losing billions of dollars as more people use the Internet to communicate.

To view the full list of possible closures in New York, visit the USPS website here.

 

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