Post Office Reopens with Limited Service

Long Beach Post Office
Long Beach Post Office
The Long Beach Post Office opened its doors Monday, more than a month after flooding from Hurricane Sandy caused it electrical and structural damage, although service remains limited.

The building, at 101 E. Park Ave., continues to undergo reconstruction and is experiencing limited Internet, from which some transactions must be performed, and curtailed phone capabilities, all of which restrict a number of postal services. While there are full services for such things as P.O. boxes and stamp purchases, those who want to mail items such as holiday packages to troops serving overseas are instructed to go to post offices in Oceanside, Rockville Centre and Lynbrook, where full retail services are available, according to the Long Beach Herald.

Maureen Marion, a regional spokeswoman for the post office, said:

“Some transactions have to be done with Internet access, so it leaves us unable to be fully operational, What the average person uses on a regular basis is OK.”
In the aftermath of the storm, residents were told to pick up their mail at the Garden City post office, although home delivery was restored in some neighborhoods. 

The Long Beach Post Officce is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays this week and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Peg Meerkatz December 06, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Went to GC PO for mail (about 3 wks ago) but told that mail was being delivered to Lido Towers. Got some mail from there. Went back a week later for more & they REFUSED to give it to me saying building manager was sending it back to PO because the towers were unsafe. They had it but wouldn't give it to me. Never found out where it was sent to tried everything to find it. Now I have place to forward mail but getting it in dribs & drabs. Today received a check from FEMA that has been bouncing around for weeks. If the Towers are unsafe (have been uninhabitable since Sandy) why was any mail sent there in the first place? Can the Towers legally retain residents mail & refuse to give it to them? To add insult to injury some mail was placed in the residents mailboxes in the mail room on the 2nd floor. This area is badly damaged & because the elevators do not work it is not accessible to residents like myself who are disabled. A worker retrieved some mail from there for me early on but I am left wondering - is there still mail in my mailbox? What other important mail is "missing"? Management tells the residents NOTHING! I heard that the Towers were CONDEMNED! It was not until I stumbled upon a U-Tube video did I see someone from the management copy assuring engineers found the building structurally sound & they would rebuild. They are not just keeping our mail they are not letting residents know the fate of the building, the units & future plans.
Eddie December 06, 2012 at 08:32 PM
The folks working at the Long Beach Post Office are the most wonderful, dedicated bunch you'll find anywhere. We're thankful for their service!
Ocean Gypsy December 07, 2012 at 09:52 AM
Wow! Limited service? I always thought they operated on limited service anyway. The worst post office I've ever had to do business at. The only thing that's nice about the P.O. is the interior. If at least, I hope that was saved. I go to Island Park, more time efficient.
Nellie December 07, 2012 at 12:54 PM
I was at the post office Monday.....they are NOT selling stamps and were so rude when I asked them where the mail was from Garden City and it was such an inconvenience for this wonderful staff to check if there was anything for my address at the post office.......
lori December 09, 2012 at 07:18 AM
Point lookout is operating. I have been mailing packages there


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