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James A. Farley Post Office

421 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10001
+1 212-967-8585
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A great-columned edifice; as much a post office as a monument to the vocation of postal carrier.
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  • Poor4%
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421 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10001
+1 212-967-8585
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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...More

Thank Daniel A
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...More

Thank Jonathan W
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

Thank stonerose5
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...More

Thank Chatsuparna
Reviewed 22 June 2015

This is about as big as they come for post offices and is worth a look just to admire the architectural qualities of the building. Located opposite Penn station it's easy enough to find. Unless you're particularly interested in seeing a modern post office there's...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 10 May 2015

If anyone has read Going Postal by Terry Pratchett you will remember the motto over the central post office doors. The US Postal Office on 8th Avenue has 'Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion...More

3  Thank Vinrav
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Impressive building across from Madison Square Garden & Penn Station with my favorite memory of Operation Santa from Miracle on 34th Street.

3  Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Reviewed 7 February 2015

This is a very impressive building and does credit to the US Postal Service. It's a real post office, albeit larger than any I have seen, but you can go inside and look around as a tourist too. But do remember, it’s a functioning place...More

2  Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 14 January 2015

The James A. Farley Post Office is a historic landmark in NYC just across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. This is the main post office in NYC and represents the unique post code of 10001. Here you will find an imposing building with...More

2  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 11 August 2014

If you remember the movies...."A Miracle on 34th Street" the General Post Office in New York received many letters addressed to Santa Claus. This proved that Santa Claus existed. The building itself is architecturally stunning. It is more like a caste or a palace. It...More

3  Thank 799jmartin
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