New York Post Office Expands Service and Hours for Tax Night

Apr 14, 2004, 01:00 ET from United States Postal Service

    NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- New York post offices are ramping up
 for Tax Day, April 15, by expanding services and expanding hours, announced
 Vinnie Malloy, District Manager/Postmaster of New York.
     The James A. Farley Post Office, located at Eighth Avenue and 33rd Street
 is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. "We'll be supplementing our regular
 window services with six mobile post offices parked in front of the building
 on Eighth Avenue to help with the expected 20,000 customers that day," said
     The Bronx General Post Office, located at East 149th Street and the Grand
 Concourse, will also remain open until midnight that day, in tune with mobile
 units adding to their services.
     Additionally, customers will benefit by the many Manhattan post offices
 that regularly stay open later on Thursday evenings, some until 9:00 p.m.
 Those post offices are listed below.
     "We are encouraging customers to avoid the rush and mail their tax returns
 as early in the day as possible," said Malloy. "Many people wait until the
 last day, but that doesn't have to mean waiting until the last minute." The
 postmaster is recommending that last minute filers deposit their tax returns
 on the way to work or through their workplace's outgoing mail.  "If they use a
 mailbox, they just need to make sure they deposit their return before the last
 collection," she added.
     The IRS will not be setting up in the James A. Farley Building this year
 to assist filers with their returns. Those customers needing assistance from
 the IRS will have to contact them directly.
     For more information on post office hours and locations, visit or call 1-800-ASK-USPS.
                        New York Post Offices open late
      Ansonia Station, 178 Columbus Avenue, NY 10028, Open 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
      Bowling Green Station, 25 Broadway, NY 10004, Open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
      Cathedral Station, 215 West 104th Street, NY 10025, Open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
      Cooper Station, 934 Fourth Avenue, NY 10003, Open 8 a.m. -   8 p.m.
      FDR Station, 909 Third Avenue, NY 10022, Open 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
      Gracie Station, 229 East 85th Street, NY 10028, Open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
      Grand Central Station, 450 Lexington Avenue, NY 10017,
       Open 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
      Knickerbocker Station, 128 East Broadway, NY 10002 Open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
      Lenox Hill Station, 217 East 70th Street, NY 10021, Open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
      Madison Square Station, 149 East 23rd Street, NY 10010,
       Open 8 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.
      Murray Hill Finance Station, 115 East 34th Street, NY 10016,
       Open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
      Old Chelsea Station, 217 West 18th Street, NY 10011, Open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
      Peter Stuyvesant Station, 432 East 14th Street, NY 10009,
       Open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
      Planetarium Station, 127 West 83rd Street, NY 10024, Open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
      Times Square Station, 340 West 42nd Street, NY 10036,
       Open 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
     Postal officials are also reminding consumers that they can purchase
 stamps, receive mailing information, and even print mailing labels with or
 without postage online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at the postal website

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