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The US Postal Service container were removed by someone today. We had contacted the head of operations at Brookfield Properties, as well as the BPCA. In addition, a small but growing group of residents also emailed the same officials.
American Express thoroughly investigated, and assured us that their private mail processing company was not responsible. However, numerous other companies with different “callers” handling mail could be the culprit. Stay tuned to see whether the offenders stay on good behavior or slip back into trashing the corner.
May 21, 2013- A viewer asked us to try to help remove the piling up US Postal Service containers by the mailbox on Albany Street and South End Avenue. The viewer was successful last October in achieving this, with the help of Rep. Nadler’s office. This time, he was not getting a response, so we investigated.
A manager at the Church Street post office explained that the problem is caused not by postal service staff, but rather by third-party private companies hired by corporations within the World Financial Centers referred to as “callers”. The large volume of mail to American Express and other companies in the WFC are processed by the callers, who then find it convenient to leave the empty containers by the mailboxes. The equipment is not supposed to leave the WFC, according to the USPS manager.
The postal service will, once again, investigate the matter and try to have to WFC staff stop the dumping of empty mail containers. Stay tuned.