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  • USPS - OLD CHELSEA STATION CLOSING?

    I heard today from a usually reliable source that the Old Chelsea Station on 18th between 7th and 8th is to be closed. If true, it's a real shame if for no other reason than it's a beautiful old building, albeit in need of a deep cleaning. On the other hand, maybe we can get a new glass-facade condo with an Apple store/drug store/bank/gym/FedEx store combination. Who needs a post office when you can have all that!?!?


    Anyone else heard anything?

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    Re: USPS - OLD CHELSEA STATION CLOSING?

    look here:

    http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/2013...sale-usps-says

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      Re: USPS - OLD CHELSEA STATION CLOSING?

      USPS Workers Downplay Impending Sale of Chelsea Post Office Updated 5 hrs ago


      February 28, 2013 8:44am | By Mathew Katz, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer



      CHELSEA Postal Service workers appear to be downplaying the agency's controversial public push to sell a historic Chelsea Post Office, even though a spokeswoman said the building would still be sold.
      A public notice outlining the potential closure of Old Chelsea Station, at 217 W. 18th St., was taken down last week. Workers at the facility also told community members and a reporter that the sale was off, with one even adding "there's no way that the building will ever be sold."
      Longtime resident Dianna Maeurer, 58, who helped sound the alarm about the sale, said her postal carrier told her that the building was taken off of all real estate listings earlier this month.
      "However, I think we all need to be vigilant as perhaps the Chelsea Post Office told this to their workers to defuse community upset," she said.
      But USPS spokeswoman Connie Chirichello said that there has been "no discussion" about putting the brakes on the sale after widespread outcry from public officials and neighbors who said they were given no notice about the plans.
      The building was built in 1937 and was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
      Both neighbors and elected officials found out about the sale based on a lengthy letter, written to the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, which was posted in the building's foyer.
      The conflicting messages from the Postal Service and its employees come in the wake of a Feb. 6 letter to Postmaster General Pat Donahoe, in which local elected officials slammed the agency for its "lack of internal clarity on the sale of Old Chelsea Station and the way in which its sale came to the attention of our offices and our constituents...


      Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/2013...#ixzz2MDmElWnh

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