Union, Activists and Officials Fight Sale of Landmark Bronx Post Office

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DNAInfo: "Bronx officials, activists and union representatives are calling on the United States Postal Service to immediately halt its sale of the Bronx General Post Office – a plan they have contested in the past. "The 170,000-square-foot building on East 149th Street and the Grand Concourse, filled with murals from the 1930s, was listed on the “USPS Properties for Sales” website, run … Read More

Sale of historic Bronx Post Office moves forward; bids due Jan. 15

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The Postal Service is moving forward on the sale of the historic Bronx General Post Office at 558 Grand Concourse in New York City.  The property is listed on the USPS-CBRE Properties for Sale website, where a new Call-for-Offers announcement says interested parties should submit their bids by 5:00 p.m. on January 15.  (The listing is here.) The announcement doesn’t … Read More

Bronx post office interior gets landmark status

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The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday granted landmark status to the interior of the main post office in the Bronx.  The exterior was designated a landmark by the commission in 1976. But the interior remained unprotected, and preservationists worried about the fate of famous 1930s murals by Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn as the United States Postal Service intends to … Read More

Day of Action in the Bronx to Save the Post Office

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On Saturday, September 21, there was a "Day of Action to Save the Post Office" in the Bronx, New York.  The event began with an "Emergency Meeting to Save the Post Office" at the Lincoln Hospital Auditorium, 234 East 149th Street.   Among the speakers were Jacquelyn McCormick of the National Post Office Collaborate; Congressman Jose E. Serrano; Jonathan Smith, … Read More

Opponents of Bronx Post Office Closure to Rally and Possibly Sue

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From DNAInfo New York: "The campaign to stop the sale of the historic Bronx General Post Office is moving to the streets and the courts, advocates say, after federal regulators rejected an appeal of the proposed sale of the building. "On Saturday, local residents, postal workers and allies from as far away as California will meet at Lincoln Hospital and then march … Read More

Democracy rests finally upon us: Saving the Bronx General Post Office

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On Saturday, September 21, there will be “Day of Action to Save the Post Office” in the Bronx, New York.  The event begins with an “Emergency Meeting to Save the Post Office” at 11:00 a.m. at the Lincoln Hospital Auditorium, 234 East 149th Street.  Then at 12:30 there will be a march to the Bronx General Post Office for a “Community … Read More

In the Bronx: A Day of Action to Save the Post Office

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On Saturday, September 21, 2013, there will be a "Day of Action to Save the Post Office" in the Bronx, New York.  Here are the details: At 11:00 AM at the Lincoln Hospital Auditorium, 234 East 149th Street ,Bronx, NY, an "Emergency Meeting to Save the Post Office" is scheduled: Learn what you can do to Save Bronx GPO, stop the cutbacks, and restore the … Read More

Bronx GPO interior gets landmark status

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The Landmarks Conservancy has agreed to grant landmark protection status to the interior of the Bronx General Post Office, with its priceless murals by Ben Shahn, one of America’s leading Social Realist artists.  The exterior had been declared a landmark previously, so this extends protection to the interior as well.  Video here.

NY Times take a look at the Bronx GPO before it’s sold

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The historic Bronx General Post Office will soon be sold.  An appeal to the USPS failed, as did an appeal to the Postal Regulatory Commission.  There's not much left to stand in the way of the sale except for dealing with historic preservation regulations.  The New York Times has a piece on the post office, the murals, and the inevitable … Read More