From the Times Ledger:
U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman says he is now in discussions with the United States Postal Service to prevent the closure of Bell Boulevard’s branch.
USPS is considering a plan to shutter the facility, which is located at 212-35 42nd Ave. in Bayside, and move it to an annex at 41-29 216th St.
State Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, and a group of community leaders held a protest in front of the post office on July 27 during which they said the closure of the site could detract from the character of the community.
Local leaders have said the annex is located in an isolated area with no parking or adequate sidewalks.
But Ackerman said he is “hopeful” that USPS will listen to the community’s calls to keep the Bell Boulevard branch open.