Monday, November 23, 2009

Botanical Post Office Saved!

We got some great news in the Bedford Park area this Friday - the United States Postal Service has removed the Botanical Post Office on Webster Avenue from their list of possible site closures. Hooray!

A huge kudos goes out to Barbara Stronczer and other members of the Bedford Mosholu Community Association for collecting tons of signatures from local residents, businesses and community organizations, as well as for attending the public hearing on this matter in September.

Click here if you'd like to read the New York Times piece regarding the reduced postal office closures around the city. In the article, a rep for USPS states that "community opposition probably played into the officials' decision."

It's such a pleasant surprise when the community rallies to keep an essential service alive, and it actually works out. Great news!


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