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James A. Farley Post Office

421 8th Ave (between 31st & 33rd St), 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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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421 8th Ave (between 31st & 33rd St), New York City, NY 10001
Chelsea
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is always a thing on April 15 when the last filing of tax returns are fine here with bands and people giving away aspirin. It is an annual event for the tax deadline. This is also the largest post office in manhattan and is...More

1  Thank Allan S
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It’s a beautiful building that catches the eye with its elegant Beaux Arts design and imposing Corinthian columns. Thankfully, it did not suffer the fate of the original Pennsylvania Station across the street, which was demolished in 1963 despite public outcry. There is a small...More

Thank gboi77
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Went in to admire the architecture. Was not disappointed. Has a nice little display of postal artifacts. Best part it was free to tour!

Thank lw420B
Reviewed 10 January 2017

You have to visit this place , the building is Hugh and the architecture is amazing. The outside of the building is surround by Hugh pillars. Inside is a maze

Thank l0tusdesigns
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Let me start by saying "your opinion counts" and a circle around it started this much deserved rant. As if the post office isn't the worst start of the day, it was definitely the worst part of the night. I waited an hour dancing around...More

Thank newyorkreviews1
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were on our way to Madison Square Garden when we stamble with the Post Office, is actually quiet nice, saddly there were a lot of homeless on the entrance, but the building is beautiful to look at.

1  Thank Lina B
Reviewed 14 September 2016

JAMES A. FARLEY POST OFFICE located near Madison Square Garden is still a post office. The building is great.

Thank Mario B
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

So it's a nice enough building, with a pretty neat facade. But really, it's just a gigantic post office. There are a couple displays scattered around in some lackluster attempt at being tourist-friendly. The ceiling is kind of neat, except the paint on it is...More

Thank luedtkee
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This majestic Classical Revival style granite building on 8th Ave between 32nd & 33rd was designed in 1913 by the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White, to complement the [then] newly completed Pennsylvania Station. It was later expanded under James A. Farley whose...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Walked into the post office expecting to see displays and murals but all I saw were people walking around aimlessly with packages and very unimpressive walls and ceilings.

Thank danfriedmanmd
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