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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

Reviewed 10 January 2017
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Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 exhibit with post office memorabilia at the far left end of the building.

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Emmaus Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 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!

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Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 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

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 15 November 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 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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Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 906 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 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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Miller Place, New York
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Reviewed 19 February 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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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 734 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 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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