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James A. Farley Post Office

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421 8th Ave (between 31st & 33rd St), New York City, NY 10001
+1 212-967-8585
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A great-columned edifice; as much a post office as a monument to the vocation of postal carrier.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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421 8th Ave (between 31st & 33rd St), New York City, NY 10001
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

It’s a beautiful building that catches the eye with its elegant Beaux Arts design and imposing Corinthian columns. Thankfully, it did not suffer the fate of the original Pennsylvania Station across the street, which was demolished in 1963 despite public outcry. There is a small...More

Thank gboi77
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Went in to admire the architecture. Was not disappointed. Has a nice little display of postal artifacts. Best part it was free to tour!

Thank lw420B
Reviewed January 10, 2017

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

Thank l0tusdesigns
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...More

Thank newyorkreviews1
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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Reviewed September 14, 2016

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

Thank Mario B
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...More

Thank luedtkee
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...More

Thank Oliver S
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.

Thank danfriedmanmd
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...More

Thank Daniel A
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