Postal Service not following law in sale of historic sites: report

Inspector General says mail deliverer does not track its own properties

Apr.April 22, 2014 10:10 AM

Some lawmakers are hoping to halt the U.S. Postal Service’s plan to sell several of its historical buildings, following an internal report finding that the agency does not track its properties.

The Postal Service has not adhered to federal laws that govern the sale of the buildings, according to the inspector general’s report released yesterday. The agency is looking to sell many of them as a result of low mail volumes.

Representative Jose Serrano of the Bronx had requested the internal report as well as U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, which also advised against the sales. He and other lawmakers are pushing to stop the sale of the Bronx General Post Office at 140-158 East 149th Street and 15 other buildings in the borough.

“We cannot continue to let the Postal Service sell off public properties without adhering to the law or to their own policies,” Serrano told the New York Daily News.

Officials at the Postal Service said they are aware the agency owns 1,900 historic buildings. [NYDN]Mark Maurer

Related Articles

1065-1075 Gerard Avenue in the Bronx 

Prana pays Related $36M in Bronx multifamily play

448 East 143rd Street in the Bronx (Credit: Google Maps)

Private developer’s NYCHA project in Mott Haven lands $79M in financing

1159 and 1184 River Avenue with Maddd Equities' Jorge Madruga (left) and Joy Construction's Eli Weiss (right) (Credit: Google Maps)

Maddd Equities, Joy Construction score $64M for massive Bronx project

From the top: 1600 Macombs Road, 625 Brook Avenue and 2082 Boston Road in the Bronx (Credit: Google Maps)

The top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC

1073 Summit Avenue in the Bronx and Stagg Group CEO Mark Stagg (Credit: Google Maps)

Stagg Group to build 105-apartment complex in Highbridge

Rendering of La Central (Courtesy of FXCollaborative)

Here are the details on the next building in the Bronx’s La Central development

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson with an aerial of 320 Concord Avenue, the site of the jail project (Credit: Getty Images, Google Maps)

Housing complex takes South Bronx jail project to court

NYCFC is close to a deal for its own stadium (Credit: Getty Images)

Maddd Equities, NYCFC nearing deal for Bronx stadium