New Post Office Opens Near Madison Square Park

May 20, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—A new post office opened near Madison Square Park on May 20. The new location is called the Greeley Square Post Office and is located on 27th Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue.

The new post office was relocated from 39 West 31 Street, which was also called the Greeley Square Post Office, according to Connie Chirichello, Corporate Communications for the US Postal Service (USPS) in New York City.

“We relocated the retail station because a new lease could not be negotiated with the landlord,” Chirichello said.

The USPS has not closed any post offices in New York City, but is considering several for relocation, according to Chirichello.

The post office is located at 225 Fifth Avenue, also known as the Grand Madison building. It was formerly known as the Bushwick Building and the New York Gift Building. The Grand Madison was built in 1906 and is part of the Madison Square North Historic District.

ElAd Properties converted the building to 195 luxury apartment in 2006. The most recent recorded closing, was a two-bedroom apartment sold for $2.2 million in February.

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