Kew Gardens Will Keep Post Office, Pol Says


DNAinfo: Kew Gardens residents can breathe a sigh of relief as they will get to keep their post office for at least another five years. After months of worry that the facility at 83-30 Austin St. would close once its lease expired on July 31, the United States Postal Service has renewed its rental agreement, which as of now expires in 2021, according to Rep. Grace Meng.

“The renewal of this lease is a relief for residents in Kew Gardens who had concerns about the future of this post office,” read a statement from Meng. “These residents said loud and clear that they wanted this facility to remain in their community.”

Meng pressured the USPS about the Kew Gardens facility in March, after local residents reached out to her and shared their concerns about the facility, which has been located there since 1951. Read more.