On any given Saturday, the line of people at my local post office in Manhattan’s Inwood section often stretches out to the street.
Some come to pick up their mail because of a broken box. Others bring wrapped boxes to send to relatives abroad. Many need to buy postal money orders for grandma in the Dominican Republic or Mexico.
Some even buy stamps.
All over America, the poorer the neighborhood, the longer the lines at the post office.
The idea that this most visible neighborhood presence of our national government for more than 200 years faces financial default on Sept. 30 is truly astounding.
Yet, that’s exactly what will happen unless the politicians in Washington act quickly.
With that said, please note that the United States Postal Service is conducting a Community Meeting to discuss possible closure of the Fort Washington Sub-Station on West 158th Street and folding it into the Audubon Station on West 165th Street. Folks need to flock to this meeting and make our voices heard on keeping this Sub-Station open!!
Who: The United States Postal Service
What: Community Meeting
Where: Church of the Intercession – 550 West 155th Street
When: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 @ 6:00 PM