Sunday, October 08, 2006

Disappearing act

According to an article in the New York Times,it seems the corner mailbox is fast becoming a rare and endangered species in the Big Apple.

John Springman, first vice president of Branch 36 of the National Association of Letter Carriers, one of three unions that represent postal workers, is quoted in the article as saying, “Little by little, those boxes have done a disappearing act."

The declining volume of first-class mail had made some reductions in service inevitable, he said, noting that generally only the least-used boxes were removed.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM