Senator Rivera Speaks Out on Post Office Closures, Launches Community Survey of Post Office Usage

Gustavo Rivera

March 12, 2012

Bronx, NY - State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) has spoken out about potential post office closures in the 33rd Senate District and has launched a community survey for residents of the Northwest Bronx, asking members of the community to answer questions about their post office usage. The post offices being considered for closure by the U.S.Post Office are the Botanical Gardens Post Office at 2963 Webster Avenue and Van Cott Post Office at 3102 Decatur Avenue. 
"With two post offices being targeted in the same community, I am concerned that if these post offices do close, it will be a burden for the disabled and elderly," said Senator Rivera. But there is still plenty of time for individuals in the community to voice their concerns and to save these local post offices. Last week, my office sent a survey by mail to residents of the Northwest Bronx that would be most impacted by the closures in the Bedford Park and Norwood area. We have already gotten hundreds of surveys back and are encouraging residents of the 33rd Senate District to take this quick survey by mail or online."
The U.S. Post Office are scheduled to announce their decision of which local post offices will be closed on May 15, 2012. State Senator Rivera and his office will be collecting these community surveys until April 20th and will then report the results to the U.S. Post Office as well as to the general public.
The following is a link to the online version of the postal survey in English:
Individuals can also take the survey in Spanish at: