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James A. Farley Post Office

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Address: 421 8th Ave (between 31st & 33rd St), New York City, NY 10001
Phone Number: 212-967-8585
Description: A great-columned edifice; as much a post office as a monument to the...
A great-columned edifice; as much a post office as a monument to the vocation of postal carrier.
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Memories of Miracle on 34th Street by McKim, Mead & White

Impressive building across from Madison Square Garden & Penn Station with my favorite memory of Operation Santa from Miracle on 34th Street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Impressive building across from Madison Square Garden & Penn Station with my favorite memory of Operation Santa from Miracle on 34th Street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is a very impressive building and does credit to the US Postal Service. It's a real post office, albeit larger than any I have seen, but you can go inside and look around as a tourist too. But do remember, it’s a functioning place of work, not an attraction.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The James A. Farley Post Office is a historic landmark in NYC just across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. This is the main post office in NYC and represents the unique post code of 10001. Here you will find an imposing building with a massive Corinthian colonnade exterior as well as 20th century architecture interior. The main hall... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you remember the movies...."A Miracle on 34th Street" the General Post Office in New York received many letters addressed to Santa Claus. This proved that Santa Claus existed. The building itself is architecturally stunning. It is more like a caste or a palace. It seems like it was built to reflect the grandeur and influence of a New York... More 

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Mount Isa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The James A. Farley Post Office is a stunning building that will delight those with an interest in architecture, history and photography. The building just lends itself to photography and inside is not just a beautiful post office but there is also a little museum, and I do mean little. There is no cost though, and you only need 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

In the first days of our stay in New York, we wanted to send some nice post cards from this magnificent city. Happily our hotel "Pennsylvania" was not so far from this representative building,that is, Post Office Building.It is located in 8th Avenue between 31Str and 33Str. In my point of view, the building is beautifully designed and constructed, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

My sister and I had 4 boxes to post to Australia - after we lugged cases up the steps to the main New York Post Office, we started to make up boxes. Eric (bless him) explained to us we were using the wrong ones (fortunately before we had spent half an hour making them up). He then got us the... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I know but it is impressive. What more can you say.great looking building inside and out Maybe the staff weren't brilliant but who cares cos I liked the place and my post card made it to Wales a month later.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The bus dropped me off right outside, and I had an hour to kill, waiting for a friend to arrive in the area. An interesting place to spend 5-10 minutes, but very little of the building is accessible to the public (and the museum part was closed the Saturday I visited). Certainly don't go out of your way to see... More 

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Potter Bar, Herts (near London), England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This really is a most impressive building and worth a visit inside to see what it has to offer. Everything is on such a grand scale it is hard to believe this is a post office. It is more like a grand exhibition structure.

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