3 Hoboken Post Offices might close!

USPS to consider closing many local offices

Uh-oh! The United States Postal Service today said it was preparing to close over 3,600 out of its 32,000 total post office sites.

“The U.S. Postal Service is expected to announce a plan to close (thousands of) post offices, mostly in small communities, in a cost-cutting measure, officials said. A USPS spokeswoman said the post offices were chosen because they get the “least amount of foot traffic and retail sales.”

Hoboken has three offices on the list under consideration (out of nine in Hudson County): Washington Street (Midtown), Grand Street (West Side) and 14th Street (Uptown).

Personally, I think the two mid-town location could go – just keeping the uptown and downtown locations is good enough!

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4 Comments on "3 Hoboken Post Offices might close!"

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

I’ve walked right up to the window and was helped 8 out of 10 times (at various times) at the 7th or 14th Street branches. This won’t happen again if either close. The River Street branch has the longest lines.

johandsomeison
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johandsomeison

this would really suck

Angry Bird
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Angry Bird

This ironic to me. The reason people don’t go the Post Office is because the lines are too long and the whole service inefficient already. So how does closing 10% of them make any sense?

What will happen when you certified mail or miss a delivery? You will have to circle the downtown station for 20 minutes to find a semi-legal parking spot, and the wait in an even longer line (maybe even like those at the DMV with officers outside controlling foot traffic), and probably will have a parking ticket upon your return. Or you can take off work so you have the time to walk to the station on the West side of town during business hours.

Another sh*t show in the good ‘ole U S of A.

camel2
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camel2

I think a lot of seniors use the west side station, so that would be a bad choice. We can do without the Washington St. office.

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