Here’s an update on a story we were all over last year: the threatened closure of the Pitt Station Post Office on Clinton Street. In November, the U.S. Postal Service announced it was removing the location from a nationwide list of post offices in jeopardy due to a spiraling budget deficit. Now we hear the USPS has signed a new five year lease for the small space it occupies in the Seward Park Co-op.
Michael Tumminia, president of Seward Park told us, “we are very pleased that the Pitt Station will remain in our community for at least the next five years. The post office is an important part of the fabric of our community.”
Grand Street’s four large cooperatives came together for a petition drive and a large rally to save the post office. State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Rep. Carolyn Maloney were heavily involved in the campaign. Among their arguments: a large number of senior citizens living in the area would have been hurt if Pitt Station were to shut down.