Sole Mail Processing Center In Queens Will Stay Open

More than 700 employees will still be reporting the USPS Distribution and Processing Center in Whitestone.

The Whitestone , which has been in danger of closure since 2011, has been saved, according to U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman.

If the facility had been closed,

“The decision to take the Processing and Distribution Center off the chopping block is great news for the residents of Queens and the many businesses that depend on the critical services provided by this facility,” Ackerman said. “The plan to move the center’s responsibilities to the Brooklyn distribution location was a horrible idea that would have reduced the borough’s accessibility to a critical facility that .”

Ackerman credited a near-constant campaign of workers, political leaders and community members who pressed the post office to change their decision, dating back to a rally in December.

"I thank Postal officials for finally coming to their senses, and for realizing how adversely impacted Queens would have been if this facility was closed," he added.

The USPS Center was issued a temporary reprieve in December, when they announced they would keep open until at least .

The fears of residents were inflamed in February, when


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