Monday, October 13, 2014
First came the post office's closure … then the asbestos abatement … then the davey drill.
Next: the owners (Benenson Capital Partners) of 438 E. 14th St. filed the demolition permits on Friday.
The post office and former Stuyvesant Stationery shop next door will be coming down for some unspecified new development, which has been rumored now for the past year.
And to recap our recap:
This post office branch just west of Avenue A closed for good in February. (The USPS is leasing the former Duane Reade at 333 E. 14th St. for retail services.) Previously, the Stuyvesant Stationery shop next door to the post office lost its lease and closed. Both single-level buildings share the same landlord.
To date, there's nothing on file with the DOB regarding any new development here.
Meanwhile, it is becoming very clear that I will never see the birthday present from my mother that ended up here in 1992.
To memories of waiting in line…
[Just an hour to go! Photo by Adam H. via Yelp]
[Photo by Gian G. via Yelp]
Previously on EV Grieve:
Today in rants: the Peter Stuyvesant Post Office
Meanwhile, at everyone's favorite local post office branch...
UPDATED: Did you hear the rumor about the Peter Stuyvesant Post Office branch closing?
Report: Closure of the Peter Stuyvesant Post Office is pretty much a done deal
First sign of more development on East 14th Street?
Asbestos abatement to begin at former Peter Stuyvesant Post Office
Davey drill arrives ahead of rumored development at former East 14th Street post office