Monday, September 5, 2011

In Training, Part II

In this GP entry from a few months back I detailed some post offices that share presence with train stations. I've recently found a few more, and thought it would be fun to show them off here!

Philadelphia Metro area:
1. Media, PA: Moylan Branch Post Office

Quite honestly, I was surprised this thing is still around. Not to say that I wish it to be closed, but there aren't too many 3.5-hour-a-day post offices left that are within one-mile proximity to two other post offices. Indeed, the postal service has tried to shutter it on multiple occasions, but the general wealth of the community and, from my understanding, the well-connectedness of a local resident have kept this location open. Fine by me!

2. [Discontinued] Upper Darby, PA: Terminal Station

I'm miffed because this post office closed June 17 and I didn't get to it in time. Located at the highly busy 69th Street SEPTA Station, the location was very well-used, but proximity to the Upper Darby Main Post Office was its death knell. It's close by, but considering you'd be using public transit to get to the post office to begin with, the commute would be a bit annoying because the walk crosses a convoluted set of busy and wide thoroughfares.

It's the story of this location (and that of the recently discontinued Washington Park Station in Newark, NJ) which leads me to believe USPS could potentially be obnoxious enough to close the 30th Street Station Post Office in Philadelphia.

New York Metro area:
1. Briarcliff Manor, NY: Scarborough Station

This is one of my favorite of my post office photos; the post office, the train station, and the Hudson River in the background. This office is open just three hours a day, but I sure don't mind having this around! As you can see, the train station is VERY well used. Presented is just a small portion of the parking lot.

2. Manhasset, NY: Plandome Branch

No commercial establishments in this wealthy community just outside New York City in Nassau County, but they've got their post office! First floor of the train station.

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