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Re: Why weren't crew facilities added at Norwood?

Posted by Joe on Tue Jan 15 21:01:16 2019, in response to Re: Why weren't crew facilities added at Norwood?, posted by AlM on Thu Jan 10 20:35:29 2019.

Again, subject to correction, allow me to make two points:
1) In the 1880's or so, the U. S. Post Office went on a campaign to eliminate two post offices having the same name in the same state. Wantagh, Long Island, had been called Ridgewood, but it had to yield to Ridgewood, Queens.
2) New York County had a single postmaster, and his jurisdiction included The Bronx until about 1955. The branches were mere stations. Likewise, Brooklyn had one postmaster for most of the 20th century. However, Queens County had included what was Nassau, and there were separate postmasters for Long Island City, Jamaica, Flushing, and many others. As others have pointed out, post office boundaries do not follow political boundaries. When an undesirable zip code affects insurance rates, people complain, and sometimes the USPS changes the boundaries of a zip code.


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