Astoria post office spared closure

Michael Gianaris

October 27, 2011

The Queens Chronicle wrote on elected officials' success in allowing for the Grand Station post office in Astoria to remain open. Senator Gianaris, after hearing many concerned residents' reactions to the proposed closing of the post office, joined forces with Congresswoman Maloney, Assemblywoman Simotas, and Councilman Vallone to keep this important service open for all residents.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan and Queens), state Sen. Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria), Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) and a representative of Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) announced Wednesday that the Grand Station post office in Astoria will not be closed.

Gianaris said that in a growing neighborhood, it was important to put a priority on keeping the post office open for business.

“As our neighborhood continues to grow, we cannot afford to lose important services,” he said. “I am thrilled we were able to save this community resource.”

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