U.S. Postal Service Observes 4th Of July

Published on July 01, 2011, 10:56 am
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All Post Offices throughout the five boroughs will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2011, in observance of the 4th of July federal holiday. There will be no regular mail delivery. Only Express Mail will be delivered on July 4. All Post Offices will re-open with regular mail delivery and collections resuming on Tuesday, July 5. Check your local office for closing hours on Saturday, July 2, as some locations may close early.

Customers requiring postal services on the 4th of July holiday can go online at www.usps.com or take advantage of the following select Post Offices throughout New York City that offer 24/7access to Automated Postal Centers (APCs) in their lobbies. They include:

Bronx GPO
558 Grand Concourse
New York, NY 10451

Manhattan – FDR Station
909 Third Ave
New York, NY 10022

Manhattan – Church Street Station
90 Church Street
New York, NY 10007

Manhattan – James A. Farley
421 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10199

Manhattan – Murray Hill Station
205 East 36th Street
New York, NY 10016

Brooklyn – Cadman Plaza
271 Cadman Plaza East
New York, NY 11201

Staten Island Main Post Office
550 Manor Road
New York, NY 10314

Franklin Square Post Office
867 Hempstead Turnpike
New York, NY 11010

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 pounds.
·     Send items via Express, Priority, and First-Class Mail, 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.

Keep in mind that there are also 70,000 non-postal locations to purchase postal products and services nationwide. Addresses for these grocery stores, drug stores and retailers can be found here; check to see if they are open during the holiday. Postal customers are strongly encouraged to visit the Postal Service’s Web site at usps.com to acquire additional information.


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