Meng Helps to Restore Mail Collection Box in Woodhaven, Queens

Jul 6, 2020
Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that she convinced the United States Postal Service to swiftly restore a mail collection box that the agency removed from the corner of 98th Street and the northbound service road of Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven, Queens.
 
After residents of the area complained that the collection box was suddenly removed from the corner last month, Meng contacted the Postal Service and learned it had been taken away for repairs. Those who live nearby objected to the removal since it forced them to walk several blocks to the nearest collection box. In addition, many seniors residing in the area were unable to walk the additional distance.
 
Meng urged Postal officials to quickly replace the collection box, and within days, the fixed box was reinstalled at the site.
 
“This collection box serves an important need for local residents, and I’m pleased that those who use it can continue to do so,” said Meng. “Making my constituents travel further to send out their mail was a major inconvenience for them, and physically difficult, if not impossible, for many seniors. I thank the Postal Service for being responsive to the problem, and quickly returning the repaired collection box to the corner.”