The deadline for appeals on the Bronx General Post Office was April 13, 2013, or about 40 days before the deadline for appeals on Berkeley's Main Post Office.
In a five-page letter dated June 3, 2013, USPS Facilities Vice-President Tom Samra denied all appeals received on the relocation and sale of the Bronx General Post Office.
Samra's letter groups the appeal concerns into six categories: impact on historic resources (including the murals), failure to follow historic preservation rules, failure to follow community relations rules, failure to follow environmental law, access to postal service, negative impact on the community.
Samra dismisses all concerns with "the objections expressed do not outweigh the financial exigencies facing the Postal Service."
The entire decision and appeal process has taken place inside the Postal Service Facilities Department but the letter concludes: "This is the final decision of the Postal Service with respect to this matter, and there is no right to further administrative or judicial review."
Click here for background on the murals, the Bronx General Post Office, and the fight to keep this national treasure open serving the public good.