Posts Tagged ‘Post Office’

Stamp of approval | Manhattan Times

Stamp of approval | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow The day the two planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Juan Mariel Alcántara Peña made his decision. He would join the United States Army. Alcántara had moved to Washington Heights with his family from the Dominican Republic when he was just 5 years old. rowing up in Northern Manhattan, […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Sad Letter To St. Nick Gets a Reply At Apt. 26A – Anthrax Fears and All, Mail to the North Pole Does Not Go Ignored | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Sad Letter To St. Nick Gets a Reply At Apt. 26A - Anthrax Fears and All, Mail to the North Pole Does Not Go Ignored | NY Times

By DANIEL J. WAKIN Published: December 25, 2001 The letter was signed ”A Santa beliver” and made a simple request: ”Give us a good reason to smile in this wonderful season.” How could Julie Taylor say no? Ms. Taylor was sorting through the letters to Santa Claus from needy children collected at Manhattan’s General Post […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Becoming an American Citizen, the Hardest Way | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Becoming an American Citizen, the Hardest Way | NY Times

By CLYDE HABERMAN Published: September 18, 2007 On an August day when some Iraqi’s homemade bomb tore through him, Cpl. Juan Mariel Alcántara became an American. He never got to appreciate the honor. A little-discussed detail of this war is that some of those fighting in it as soldiers of the United States are not […]


Manhattan post office will honor soldier killed in Iraq who never got to meet daughter | NY Daily News

Manhattan post office will honor soldier killed in Iraq who never got to meet daughter | NY Daily News

BY Edgar Sandoval , Dan Friedman | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS In Washington, a gridlocked Congress is ridiculed for being able to pass only trivial legislation like renaming post offices. But for a little girl in upper Manhattan, one of those bills, approved by the House last week, will mean she has a way to […]

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