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Thursday, November 27 is Thanksgiving, and if you’re headed out of town, here’s hoping your travels are safe and easy despite the crummy weather. If you’re sticking around the neighborhood, here’s some information you might need to know: Government Offices, Parking, And Sanitation Government offices, post offices, public libraries, courts, and the Department of Motor…

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If you’re planning on mailing out holiday cards or gifts, it’s time to get to it. Because this is the busiest time of year for the United States Post Office, mailings can take a little longer. Here’s a list of cut off dates to ensure timely delivery of your cards, letters or packages, courtesy of the…

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Following reports that the Brighton Beach Post Office at 3157 Coney Island Avenue is slated for potential closure, Congressman Jerold Nadler is fighting to keep it open. Nadler wrote the following letter to the postmaster general: Dear Postmaster General Donahoe: As the Congressional representative for the 8th Congressional District in New York, I am writing…

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As federal cost-cutting measures continue to affect just about all aspects of our lives, uncertainty also looms for five borough post offices, one of which is in our area. Even after the United States Postal Service signed a five-year lease last year to keep the Brighton Finance Station at 3157 Coney Island Avenue open, the…

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Followers of Lyndon LaRouche are prattling the day away in front of the Bill Brown Post Office (2628 East 18th Street), collecting donations for their strange political movement and carrying signs with President Barack Obama sporting a Hitler mustache. The group’s members say they have stationed tables all around the city today, each trying to…

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) has signed a five-year lease on 3157 Coney Island Avenue, after a fierce battle with the landlord to keep the Brighton Beach Post Office branch open. The agreement caps an almost year long fight in which the new landlord attempted to jack up rent in excess of 30 percent…

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A month-long survey of 10 Brooklyn post offices found some surprising horror stories, with long waits, rude agents, and “chaotic” atmospheres. The survey was conducted by Assemblyman Dov Hikind spurred on by constituent complaints. The sample included Bay Ridge, Blythbourne, Cadman Plaza, Dyker Heights, Kensington, Kings Highway, Midwood, Parkville, Sunset Park, and Van Brunt post…

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Though the NY Times recently reported that no Brooklyn Post Office branches are among the 16 New York City offices facing closures, one southern Brooklyn branch is still at risk for other reasons and postal authorities have not planned to accommodate its out-of-luck clients. According to Don Brown, Community Board 15’s liaison to the United States Postal…

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