For the sake of future generations, please speak up now to save the Bronx General Post Office. The USPS is moving rapidly to dispose of this iconic New Deal era building and to further erase the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s progressive political agenda.
The Bronx General Post Office is a jewel among our many beautiful post offices. The lobby is an everyman’s gallery of thirteen oversize murals by Ben Shahn and his wife, Bernarda Bryson Shahn. Inspired by the Walt Whitman poem I Hear America Singing and titled America’s Resources, the murals depict the dignity of those who perform manual labor.
The New York City Landmark Conservancy is working with the artist’s son, Jonathan Shahn, to urge the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate the building’s public interior spaces and the historic murals that adorn them. You can add your voice by contacting the Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Robert B. Tierney at email@example.com
Meanwhile the USPS has given preliminary approval to the sale of this building. The only administrative relief remaining is an appeal to the USPS Vice-President for Facilities. Any one may make a written request for review but the request must be postmarked by Saturday, April 13, 2013.
Please send a letter of any length to this address:
USPS Vice President, Facilities
2 Congress Street, Room 8
USPS Facilities Implementation
Milford, MA 01757
Letters must be postmarked by Saturday, April 13, 2013
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