Dumbo’s Automated Postal Center Locked. For Now.

Dumbo APC - Post Office hours

We couldn’t get into the Dumob APC (84 Front Street) this weekend, but thought it was closed for the day so we thought nothing of it. But then we’ve received a few emails from angry readers saying that it’s been closed since last Wednesday. Here’s what one reader said:

Our Front Street post office is still locked. A 2nd call to the USPS police this afternoon and I was told that they are waiting for a key from the 3rd party vendor who actually owns/operates the machines. maybe tomorrow it will be unlocked.

I called our congressperson’s office (Nydia Valasquez). They said that no one has complained about this post office, and until they get a few calls, or any other notice of the problem they can’t do much about it.

There are older posts on Twitter here and here about the Dumbo APC being closed, so it’s not the first time this has happened.

Another emailer told us that the USPS police has the key, but lost it. We don’t know the real story until someone from the P.O. responds to our calls or emails us, but if anyone knows if it’s still closed, we can continue to call them. Could it be budget cuts? Anyone know what’s going on?

{Dumbo Post Office – Opening Soon, 06Apr2009}
{Dumbo Getting a Post Office Storefront, 12Mar2009}
{Dumbo, Are You Happy With Your Mail Delivery?, 02Apr2007}

2 Comment

  • I notice people like to leave parcels there, instead of throwing it in the chute.
    Dumb transplants.

  • How can there just be one key for the post office? It’s great to have in the neighborhood, but it’s of no value if we can’t use it, or if packages sent from there end up sitting for days on end!