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This is a paid announcement from The Shipping Store, a new Sheepshead Bay shipping and mail service located at 2609 East 14th Street.

If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for international and domestic shipping that will go above and beyond for its customers, check out The Shipping Store, a brand new Sheepshead Bay shipping and mail services hub now offering 10% off on domestic shipping and 20% off international shipping.

To receive the limited-time offer, just print out this page, load it on your mobile device or mention Sheepshead Bites at the counter.

Here’s a list of services offered:

  • House Accounts
  • Parcel Shipping
    • Fedex: Express Ground International
    • DHL: International
    • USPS
  • Mail Services
    • USPS
    • Mailbox Rentals with Street Address
    • Stamps & Mailing Supplies
    • Parcel Receiving
  • Notary Services
  • Passport & ID Photos
  • Packing
    • Professional Packing
    • Boxes
    • Packing Supplies
  • Copying
    • Online Printing
    • Volume Discounts
  • Printing
  • Reward Programs

Located just south of Sheepshead Bay Road, the parcel service is housed in the same building as CVS and has free parking in the CVS parking lot.

The Shipping Store, 2609 East 14th Street, (718) 934-0030, fax (718) 934-0035 or e-mail

The above is a paid announcement by The Shipping Store. Sheepshead Bites has not verified the claims made in this advertisement. If you own a business and would like to announce a special offer to tens of thousands of locals, e-mail us at advertising [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

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Very few of us look forward to our trips to the local post offices. Many think of it as a special circle of Hell, featuring long lines of irritable weirdos, made worse by bad ventilation that gives the humid air a definite funk of moldy papers and body odor. Personally, I’ve never had an issue with the service itself, even finding many of the clerks friendly and helpful, but I’ve heard numerous horror stories that make me better understand the term “going postal.”

Well, complaints about our local branch have spurred the United States Post Office into action. After residents repeatedly lodged reports citing the “absence of courtesy” at the Bill Brown Post Office at 2628 East 18th Street, two new window clerks have been added, according to Don Brown, Community Board 15′s liaison to the USPS’ Consumer Advisory Council.

What’s more is that the new clerks – and presumably the old ones – have been provided a course in Customer Relations, to help ensure friendlier, more efficient service.

“It is hoped that these actions will help improve both the service and image of the Post Office,” Brown told Sheepshead Bites.

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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 USPS.

Check out the 2011 USPS holiday cut off dates.

Photo courtesy of bettybl via Flickr

Photo courtesy of bettybl via Flickr

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 offices.

Among the observations Hikind’s staff noted are:

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Mailbox Burns On Stillwell Avenue

Some morons committed a federal crime today when they set a mailbox on fire at Stillwell Avenue and Avenue T.  Firefighters were on scene as early as 10:35 a.m. (this photo was taken at 10:40 a.m.) doing their best to put out the flames while preserving the mail, but the damage was done and much of the mailbox’s contents were ashes in the chill morning breeze. One frustrated witness watched over the scene praying his mail was intact. Hopefully, postal authorities will investigate the matter and bring the jackass who did this to burning justice! If you know anyone that lives in the area and may use this mailbox it might be a good idea to let them know their mail might not reach its destination.