USPS pushes for sale of Bronx post office

TRD New York /
Jul.July 23, 2013 12:00 PM

The federal government is powering ahead with its plan to sell the historic Bronx General Post Office despite protests from borough residents and a labor coalition, DNAinfo reported.

The activists have appealed to the Postal Regulatory Commission, calling the proposed sale “arbitrary and capricious” and a violation of federal rules. The United States Post Office wants to sell historic post offices across the country to save money.

The Postal Service told DNAinfo it will continue its search for a buyer of the massive 175,000-square-foot building at 558 Grand Concourse. It filed a motion to dismiss the appeals, though petitioners are looking to challenge it.

A congressman has also joined the fight to halt the sale. Rep. José Serrano added a provision to a spending bill that would stop the sale of historic post offices until the USPS Inspector General completes an audit, which began this month, the report said. [DNAinfo]Mark Maurer


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
NY agencies close to 250K sf renewal at 90 Church

NY agencies close to 250K sf renewal at 90 Church

Sorting House thumb

Cadence embraces Sorting House’s post office past

Postal Service aims to add eight-story condo to Chelsea branch

Postal Service aims to add eight-story condo to Chelsea branch

Madison Realty bringing 141-unit project to Clinton Hill

Madison Realty bringing 141-unit project to Clinton Hill

Young Woo

Youngwoo picks up landmarked Bronx post office

Rendering of 320 West 52nd Street

Neighbors of Radio City post office file against condo topper

Developer plans condos above Hell’s Kitchen post office

Developer plans condos above Hell’s Kitchen post office

The post office at 217 West 18th Street and Jerrold Nadler

Postal service kills plans to sell Chelsea branch

arrow_forward_ios