We got a sneak peak (SEE photo) of the new US Post Office going in on the 27th Street side of the Grand Madison building (225 5th Avenue) just a block up from Madison Square Park. I know a lot of you never go to a post office anymore, but for those who do, this is going to add some convenience for the Madison Square Park and Nomad areas, for small businesses, returns, and those gift boxes around the holidays that we used to have to take to the post office at 23rd and Lexington.
With the addition in the last 5 years of thousands of apartment and condo units in the Madison Square Park area, plus a commercial office and retail surge, we can understand why they would add a new post office. It is also a smaller space, which reflects a proposed strategy of smaller post offices in convenient locations, while closing some of the massive and empty old post offices.
Construction looks nearly complete and it should be open this summer.