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Quirkiest Post Offices: James A. Farley

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James A. Farley Post Office, New York, NY

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” So goes the inscription on the Eighth Avenue façade of the country’s largest post office, which measures 93,000 square feet and spans eight acres. It was a flourish of the 1913 building’s designer, William Mitchell Kendall, and has become the unofficial motto of the U.S. Postal Service. The NYC landmark is slated to be transformed into the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Station, which will house Amtrak and NJ Transit, and will continue to run the post office services. 421 8th Ave.; (212) 330-3296; uspspostoffices.com


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