Thirteen mail centers in New York and six in New Jersey are slated to close as the U.S. Postal Service looks to cut costs and avert seeking bankruptcy protection.
The Postal Service is set to announce an estimated $3 billion in reductions that would close roughly 250 of the nearly 500 mail processing centers across the country as early as next March, including 13 in New York.
The consolidations to be detailed Monday would typically lengthen the distance mail travels from post office to processing center. Senders could no longer expect next-day delivery in surrounding communities.
The facilities slated to be closed in New York are the customer service mail processing centers in Amsterdam, Binghamton, Glens Falls and Plattsburgh; the surface transfer center in Binghamton; processing and distribution centers in Brooklyn, Buffalo, Newburgh, Flushing and Garden City; an annex in Melville; a logistics and distribution center in Bethpage; and the delivery distribution center in Monsey.
Six centers are also slated to close in New Jersey. The facilities are located in Edison, Pleasantville, Eatontown, Kearny, Teterboro and Bellmawr.