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James A. Farley Post Office

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Address: 421 8th Ave (between 31st & 33rd St), New York City, NY 10001
Phone Number: +1 212-967-8585
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A great-columned edifice; as much a post office as a monument to the...

A great-columned edifice; as much a post office as a monument to the vocation of postal carrier.

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nice surprise

We were on our way to Madison Square Garden when we stamble with the Post Office, is actually quiet nice, saddly there were a lot of homeless on the entrance, but the building is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bogota, Colombia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start by saying "your opinion counts" and a circle around it started this much deserved rant. As if the post office isn't the worst start of the day, it was definitely the worst part of the night. I waited an hour dancing around the incompetent, overweight, and belligerent. Ive always avoided the post office and for good reason,... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on our way to Madison Square Garden when we stamble with the Post Office, is actually quiet nice, saddly there were a lot of homeless on the entrance, but the building is beautiful to look at.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

JAMES A. FARLEY POST OFFICE located near Madison Square Garden is still a post office. The building is great.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

So it's a nice enough building, with a pretty neat facade. But really, it's just a gigantic post office. There are a couple displays scattered around in some lackluster attempt at being tourist-friendly. The ceiling is kind of neat, except the paint on it is peeling pretty badly and the Postal Service doesn't seem to care. If you're waiting for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

This majestic Classical Revival style granite building on 8th Ave between 32nd & 33rd was designed in 1913 by the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White, to complement the [then] newly completed Pennsylvania Station. It was later expanded under James A. Farley whose name it bears today. And yes, it is number one: its ZIP is 10001. But... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Walked into the post office expecting to see displays and murals but all I saw were people walking around aimlessly with packages and very unimpressive walls and ceilings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

It is certainly the largest and nicest post office I’ve ever seen! We had an hour to kill as we waited for our train to D.C. from Penn Station. I walked around for a bit and saw this incredible building that took what seemed to be 2-3 city blocks. It was the post office and there in huge letters was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

I passed but didn't look in the James A Farley Post Office the last time I was in New York. This time I made sure I didn't miss it again. There isn't a lot to see inside - it only takes a minute to appreciate the architecture and a few minutes to appreciate the detailing and small displays of post... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Probably not worth a detour but if you are wandering from the Empire State and Madison Square Garden like we were it is worth a photo opp

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We went to post something and went to this grand post office. The building is like a museum, so grand architecturally and just opposite to the round building of Madison Square Garden. However, I went in and it is just so dirty and dusty. It has not been cleaned, may be in a decade. There are beautiful green lamp shades... More 

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