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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
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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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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 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 the incompetent, overweight, and belligerent. Ive always avoided the post office and for good reason,... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 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 peeling pretty badly and the Postal Service doesn't seem to care. If you're waiting for... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 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 name it bears today. And yes, it is number one: its ZIP is 10001. But... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2016

It is certainly the largest and nicest post office I’ve ever seen! We had an hour to kill as we waited for our train to D.C. from Penn Station. I walked around for a bit and saw this incredible building that took what seemed to be 2-3 city blocks. It was the post office and there in huge letters was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

I passed but didn't look in the James A Farley Post Office the last time I was in New York. This time I made sure I didn't miss it again. There isn't a lot to see inside - it only takes a minute to appreciate the architecture and a few minutes to appreciate the detailing and small displays of post... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Probably not worth a detour but if you are wandering from the Empire State and Madison Square Garden like we were it is worth a photo opp

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