Brooklyn Jews angry after the United States Postal Service suspends mail deliveries (video)By Mason White 4:11 PM September 10, 2014
|Borough Park post office branch|
By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) Jews in Brooklyn, New York, are angry after the United States Postal Service announced that it is suspending mail deliveries to certain areas due to unfriendly mail slots.
Borough Park residents were told by their local post office branch that their mail slots are too low.
They also received letters saying that their mailboxes have to be relocated. “We do not want our employees to get injured,” the letter states.
“We’re not trying to cause any unnecessary expense, but we need this fixed,” the letter concluded. Residents were told that their mail will not be delivered until the boxes are fixed.
Until the issue is fixed residents will have to wait on long lines at the post office to get their mail. Residents believe that the delivery personnel do not like to climb the stairs to reach the mailboxes.
New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind called the behavior of the post office outrageous.
“Many of these residents are elderly, and they rely on their social security checks and medications that are delivered to their homes on time, as they always were,” Hikind said in a statement.
“Moreover, almost all residents are concerned about installing external mailboxes, exposing their mail to theft,” Hikind also said.