This week State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver stopped by to check up on a petition drive to save the Pitt Station Post Office on Clinton Street (between East Broadway and Grand). We reported on the possible closure of the retail post office last week. Zach Bommer, from Silver's office, tells us they've gathered about 1300 signatures so far. Silver and Rep. Carolyn Maloney will be sending a joint letter to the Post Master General, in support of taking the Pitt Station off the closure list.
Bommer says the Manhattan Borough Post Office is collecting usage data on the locations that are on the chopping block. That information will be sent by the end of September to Washington, where the decision untimately will be made. Bommer says anyone who wants a petition can call Silver's office at 212-312-1420 or they can send an email:
Silver@assembly.state.ny.us. They'll also have representatives outside the Pitt Station office tomorrow from 11-4.