Tuesday, August 4, 2009

11 Queens post offices will close


From NY1:

Money problems for the U.S. Postal Service could mean a long list of post office closings in the city.

There are nearly 700 possible closures across the country, including 53 in the five boroughs.

The two hardest hit boroughs are Manhattan with 25 closures and Queens with 11.

The earliest any location is expected to close is October. There's also a possibility 300 more locations could be added to the list.


Queens
• Astoria PP in Long Island City
• Broadway PP in Long Island City
• East Elmhurst
• Fresh Meadows Retail
• Fresh Pond
• Horace Harding in Flushing
• LaGuardia in Flushing
• LIC PP Annex in Long Island City
• Linden Hill
• Station B in Jamaica
• Whitestone

16 comments:

Taxpayer said...

If we get Obama's "Health Care", then the next headline will be: "# Queens Hospitals and Clinics will close".

The government cannot handle the simple operation of a Post Office, or DMV, or used car trade-in.

Why would any sane person believe we should trust our lives in any government run operation?

Anonymous said...

You mean that the Post Offices wouldn't have been closing if McCain had won? Do you believe that?

And if the used car trade-ins have gone so badly, then why have car sales gone up?

Queens Crapper said...

You apparently didn't understand what Taxpayer wrote, anonymous.

The government is, and always has been, a bad businessperson. Period.

Anonymous said...

Re: car trade ins - Artificially inflating demand is not a good thing.

ew-3 said...

with respect to the cash for clunkers program they have short circuited the tried and true practice of automobile recycling where old clunkers were used as parts cars. recycling before it was green. they not only are getting rid of perfectly good cars (what a waste of carbon footprint) they are consigning other older cars to the junk heap due to lack of spare parts.

as to post offices, I suggest we deliver mail once a week. anything else can and is done much more efficiently by FEDEX/UPS and email.

Taxpayer said...

Anonymous said:
"You mean that the Post Offices wouldn't have been closing if McCain had won? Do you believe that?

And if the used car trade-ins have gone so badly, then why have car sales gone up?"

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What I did say (look back and read it this time) is that the government cannot handle the simple operation of a Post Office, or DMV, or used car trade-in.

Now you apparently believe that the government is a great auto dealer.

I believe that when anything is GIVEN away (though we taxpayers ARE paying) there will be a high demand.

In Massachusetts and Hawaii, when health care was made cheaper than the offerings by private insurers paid by the employer/employee, employees dropped the private insurance for the free insurance.

Free will always beat cost.

Doesn't mean that free is managed properly. As a matter of fact, free will ALWAYS fail.

Take what's free only if you prefer to live in slavery.

Whoever pays is the one who calls the tune. Beggars will continue to beg for more freebies.

That includes corporate beggars.

Anonymous said...

Yet another example of Queens getting 3rd world services.

Increase population as you cut back on services.

So much for those farmers from Nebraska that move here because they "love the diversity" (and get interviewed by the press to prove that people like that really exist) before they quietly slip out of town to start a family.

Anonymous said...

Each day fewer and fewer people are using the postal system for correspondence.

We now live in the era of e-mail, twitter, text messaging and alternate service providers (i.e. Fed Ex, UPS, etc.).

The post office is quickly becoming a dinosaur.

That's the real issue and the cause of its demise.

Anonymous said...

The Fresh Meadows retail post office is in Electchester, literally across the street from Nettie Mayersohn's district office on 71 Avenue.

Let's see if she can use her seniority (almost 3 decades in office) to prevent it from closing.

Anonymous said...

Yeah (ha, ha, ha)...that's right...blame it all on President Obama...excessive rain, drought, your wife or girlfriend's PMS.

He's become the convenient new whipping boy of all the dim witted throwback ultra-conservative malcontents of the nation.

And what pile of shit did those Bush-wackers leave behind on the oval office rug for us to deal with...eh?

C-mon....get a life.

Queens Crapper said...

Who blamed everything on Obama?

Going Postal said...

Closing both the Whitestone and Mitchell-Linden post offices is insanity!!! The lines are usually long, service is s-l-o-w, and the populations are growing by leaps and bounds in both postal zones. Once again north Queens gets screwed and no one is speaking out. Now if the post office could be tweeded...

PS The Linden-Hill facility was named after Leonard Stavisky, husband of one of our favorite state senators. I wonder what Toby is thinking now??!?!??!

www.house.gov/list/press/ny05_ackerman/PR_060926a.html

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Obama bail out the United States Postal System? If our taxpayer money is good enough to bail out private industry, then it should be good enough to bail out a system of the Federal Government. These poor people at these Post Offices will lose their jobs. What about creating jobs? What the hell is wrong with our Government?

Tooms said...

I actually don't understand this list. Which post office is "Astoria PP in LIC?" Astoria has a number of post offices. This whole thing makes zero sense.

Lino said...

In yet another dogmatic screed:

Taxpayer said..."Free will always beat cost.

Doesn't mean that free is managed properly. As a matter of fact, free will ALWAYS fail.

Take what's free only if you prefer to live in slavery"

Oh brother..So, free medical care under Medicare and Medicaid are "failure" Free meals at schools are "failure" The free job counseling and referrals offered by the City (which has found over 3000 jobs so far) is "failure"

If you would stop listening to those didactic deceivers on Faux news and wabc (going bankrupt btw) you might realize that it's -you- mister free market that is the slave.

So, try quitting your job, stop paying your housing, medical, and food bills.

In that free market nirvana, you'd end up sick and starving, out in the street..just like the "good ol days of "mudlarks".

Well-run government is THE difference between civilization and the jungle.

Anonymous said...

Every post office I have gone into has been a long tedious process, just to figure out the postage on a slightly larger envelope to have it mailed. As other posters have said....the decline of the post office is only because of the decline in usage. It has little to nothing to do with which party is in office. They should cut down the number of days of service from 6 days to maybe 5 or even 4 days. Maybe Wednesday should be a day off so people don't go 3 days in a row without getting mail.