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Boerum Hill Post Office Moving to 2 Separate Locations Next Week

By Alexandra Leon | January 6, 2017 6:20pm | Updated on January 9, 2017 8:51am
 The Times Plaza Post Office at 542 Atlantic Ave.
The Times Plaza Post Office at 542 Atlantic Ave.
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BOERUM HILL — In less than two weeks, residents using the Times Plaza Post Office will have to buy their stamps and mail their packages from a pair of new locations. 

Friday, Jan. 13, will mark the post office’s last day at 542 Atlantic Ave., the United States Postal Service said.

The post office will reopen in two separate locations on Tuesday, Jan. 17, with retail services based at 539 Atlantic Ave. and delivery services based at 594 Dean St.

The retail location, which is across the street from the previous location, will house P.O. Boxes and personal lockers, according to USPS spokesperson Xavier Hernandez.

The carrier annex at 594 Dean St., from which carriers will make deliveries, will hold packages for customers if they couldn't be delivered on the first attempt, Hernandez said.

"Our goal here is to streamline things for our customers so folks will have shorter wait times and shorter lines," Hernandez said.

Mail delivery won’t be affected during the move and a mobile postal station will be stationed in the new location's parking lot on Saturday.

Customers can also visit the Van Brunt Postal Station at 275 Ninth St. or the Cadman Postal Station at 271 Cadman Plaza East on Saturday.

The post office is moving after its lease was terminated at the end of 2014

Postal officials had originally planned to move the entire station to the Dean Street location, but decided to split retail and carrier operations after realizing the building was in the wrong zip code. The Dean Street location, which sits in the 11238 zip code, will still serve residents of the 11217, which covers Boerum Hill and parts of Fort Greene and Park Slope.

The lease was extended while the post office searched for a new site.