Return to Sender: Missing Mailbox Back Soon
Community members became concerned a few weeks ago when they discovered that a mailbox was missing from the southwest corner of 17th Street and Seventh Avenue. Worried that the removal may be related to the potential sale or relocation of the Old Chelsea Station Post Office, local resident Dianna Maeurer sent an email to State Senator Brad Hoylman’s office about the matter.
A June 18 email response sent to Maeurer by Hoylman’s legislative aide, Ellen Louis, shared some good news about the mailbox’s whereabouts.
“Staff in the office of our federal representative, Congressmember Jerrold Nadler, reached out to the United States Postal Service and we have been assured that the box was removed because of a broken flap,” Louis wrote. “Apparently, USPS cannot do repairs locally so a new and fully functional mailbox can be expected in the next 6-8 weeks.”
Residents in the area can rest easy now knowing that their mailbox will return home soon.