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USPS Mulls Post Office Closings Throughout City

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Money problems for the U.S. Postal Service could mean a long list of post office closings in the city.

There are nearly 700 possible closures across the country, including 53 in the five boroughs.

The two hardest hit boroughs are Manhattan with 25 closures and Queens with 11.

"I have a lot of concern for the members who have to relocate as far as 125 miles away and also concern for the community who are used to going around the corner will now have to get a MetroCard to get on a subway to get to a post office," said New York Metro Area Postal Union President Clarice Torrence.

The post office is trying to counter a potential loss of nearly $7 billion this fiscal year with staffing cuts and removal of collection boxes, in addition to the two-cent increase in the price of stamps.

Mail volume fell by 9.5 billion pieces last year with 28 billion expected this year.

The earliest any location is expected to close is October. There's also a possibility 300 more locations could be added to the list.

Proposed USPS Station Closures

Bronx
• Botanical
• Bronx Hub
• Clason Point
• Crotona Park
• Hillside
• Melcourt
• Oak Point
• Van Nest

Brooklyn
• Cypress Hills
• Farragut
• Highlawn
• Halsey
• Newkirk
• New Lots
• Sunset

Manhattan
• 26 Federal Plaza
• Appraisers Store
• Battery Park Retail
• Cherokee
• Chinatown
• College
• Columbus Circle
• Dag Hammarskjold
• Empire State
• Greeley Square
• Hamilton Grange
• Inwood
• London Terrace
• Midtown
• Patchin
• Peck Slip
• Pitt
• Port Authority
• Port Authority Conv
• Tompkins Square
• Tudor City
• United Nations
• Wall Street Retail
• West Village
• Yorkville

Queens
• Astoria PP in Long Island City
• Broadway PP in Long Island City
• East Elmhurst
• Fresh Meadows Retail
• Fresh Pond
• Horace Harding in Flushing
• LaGuardia in Flushing
• LIC PP Annex in Long Island City
• Linden Hill
• Station B in Jamaica
• Whitestone

Staten Island
• Eltingville
• Rosebank

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