US Post Office

US Post Office - James A Farley Station

Post Office, Plaza, and Event Space
Chelsea, New York
  • Elizabeth
    "Check out the funny mini NY postal history display case."(2 Tips)
    Pietro F.
    "PO BOX area open 24/7"(2 Tips)
    Sara A.
    "Suddenly hand cancellation is only free for the first 50."(2 Tips)
    Patrice W.
    "Customer service windows are open late."(5 Tips)
80 Tips and reviews
  • postal history
  • po box
  • good for a late night
  • 24-hour
  • casual
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  • The Hundred Year Association of New York
    This station's namesake, Postmaster & politician James A. Farley, received The Hundred Year Association's 1962 Gold Medal Award "in recognition of outstanding contributions to the City of New York." Read more
  • Nikolay U.
    Nikolay UspenskiyJanuary 1, 2013
    When i called to ask for New Years Eve hours, the cust serv rep lied to me that they're open till 10pm. Lobby is 24/7 which i already knew. But all windows were closed before 8pm. Cant do intrntl mail
  • Laurel H.
    Laurel H.March 30, 2011
    Open late & will hand cancel mail (for important or delicate pieces like wedding invitations that you don't want done by machines). First 50 pieces free, 5 cents per piece after that for the service.
  • Concert Ticket Agency
    Concert Ticket AgencyOctober 8, 2012
    Deep breaths, come prepared (pens included!) and plan a solid night out while in line at nearby Gramercy or Gershwin theaters...or a killer show at the Roseland Ballroom!
  • Yahmeela S.
    Yahmeela SernaDecember 22, 2011
    Don't be fooled. Just because it states that it's open 24 hrs doesn't mean you'll have window svcs. Come after 7 pm on Sunday for a mo, you can fuck yourself till the next day!
  • Sara A.
    Sara AxelMarch 9, 2013
    Suddenly hand cancellation is only free for the first 50. Rest are $0.05 each! Split your invitations to 50 at a time at each window and save yourself time and money.
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJanuary 17, 2014
    This post office, which once supported 16,000 workers, is now the office of less than 200 people. The building is filled with abandoned rooms and offices! Read more
  • Sara D.
    Sara DavisJune 7, 2011
    It's great to sit here on warm days and enjoy the sun, but bring a towel or something to sit on- otherwise it's too hot to sit!
  • Patrice W.
    Patrice WhiteNovember 10, 2011
    Customer service windows are open late. M-F 8a-10p. Building is open 24 hrs but NOT for postal services. Come check out the postal artifacts and the paintings
  • Raven S.
    Raven S.September 11, 2013
    Don't miss the miniature postal history exhibition in the left corner!
  • Kate Z.
    Kate ZOctober 25, 2011
    On nice days grab lunch nearby (Mooncakes or Bistro, perhaps?) and sit outside on the steps to eat.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhSeptember 8, 2014
    Steps in front are a great place to chill. Take a pic of history
  • Ken Y.
    Ken YehMay 21, 2013
    I wonder what the heating bill must be like in this place. It doesn't matter what month you go here, you be drenched in sweat by the time you leave.
  • Coble G.
    Coble GirlsAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Most helpful staff that I have err dealt with at a post office. No appt necessary for passport applications.
  • Myke M.
    Myke MansbergerJanuary 11, 2013
    Pick up a couple sheets of Disney•Pixar Forever stamps! #LimitedEdition #ForeverStamps #USPS #Pixar #Disney
  • Ben W.
    Ben WatsonJanuary 26, 2012
    Take your own pen, the staff are helpful but the pen thief brigade are rampant here
  • Meagan B.
    Meagan BensDecember 22, 2014
    They were on a Sunday! I'm sure it's just for the Christmas holiday though. Still glad!
  • Gosia Z.
    Gosia ZattaJanuary 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Open 24hr. Always such fast service!
  • Howard
    HowardDecember 5, 2013
    Great service. They have a supervisor out front to help.
  • An X.
    An XiaoApril 22, 2010
    Grab a (non-alcoholic) drink, sit on the steps and just... chill. Also a nice place for stamps.
  • Kyle C.
    Kyle CartierFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    When raining, be very careful on the steps. I just saw a pigeon slip!!!
  • Daisy
    DaisySeptember 9, 2011
    This evening would be bad idea if u commin into da Hectic & Cops every... Getting ready Now -Sunday as " 911 Memorial "
  • Angela L.
    Angela LuoMarch 10, 2013
    Awesome place! I even can come on Sunday!
  • Nicholas D.
    Nicholas DoyleDecember 28, 2015
    If you've got to go to the post office, might as well make it a grand one.
  • Noah @Noah_Xifr X.
    Noah @Noah_Xifr XifrOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Longest windows hours of any NYC post office yahiiiii! M/F 7a to 10p - Sat 9a to 9p - Sun 11a to 7p.
  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WilcoxDecember 17, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    For dropping off prepaid packages, avoid all midtown post offices. Packages will sit at local processing center for days before moving on.
  • drew n.
    drew newellJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    just have your stuff ready b4 you reach the window ! Don't be the schmuck holding up the line !!!
  • Kathleen H.
    Kathleen HranowskySeptember 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Use the handicapped entrance on 33rd. near 9th. Only one window but often no line.
  • Jan P.
    Jan ProchazkaJuly 7, 2011
    Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LippertMarch 13, 2013
    Take off your jacket. The temperature in here is set for the employees in their short sleeved shirts. Not the customers waiting in line in their winter coats
  • Marissa M.
    Marissa MantissaSeptember 21, 2012
    Prettiest post office ever and very short and fast lines!
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerAugust 16, 2010
    Robert Sullivan witnessed “the end of the era of the twenty-nine-cent stamp” at a midnight party here in 1991. Read more
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RodriguezFebruary 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come with copies and pictures ahead of time for faster service.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NystromMay 25, 2011
    Biggest. Post Office. Ever. Nice steps fronting 8th Ave for lunch.
  • Pietro F.
    Pietro FilipponiNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Retail windows open till 10 pm on weekdays. PO BOX area open 24/7
  • Versha S.
    Versha SharmaSeptember 22, 2013
    Hilda is the best. Get her window if you can
  • Mylène P.
    Mylène PSeptember 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Very nice sale associate helped me with shipping my package abroad and my dumb questions.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KongSeptember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Packaging materials like envelopes are cheaper at FedEx location in union square.
  • Veronica D.
    Veronica DelimatFebruary 6, 2016
    Other pro tip: used to be 24-hour. Those days are gone.
  • Boris B.
    Boris BlagoevJuly 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Windows are open until 10pm weekdays and 7pm Saturday & Sunday. Lobby with automated meters never closes!!!
  • Ye W.
    Ye WangFebruary 15, 2011
    Try to avoid getting stuck here on the evening of the Tax Day is to get your tax done early!
  • Thiru Selvan S.
    Check out the old post office equipment at either ends
  • Nick R.
    Nick RobertsMay 24, 2013
    If you are renewing your passport good luck. Prepare to sacrifice several hours of your life. 2 windows but they only use 1.
  • Caran W.
    Caran WakefieldOctober 30, 2011
    Give yourself extra time to do anything. Like, a lot of extra time.
  • John P.
    John PorterNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't bother with the automated machines unless you want your packages back. The scales are often wrong, the instructions don't match their own specs, and the machines now don't cut the labels - awful
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SperberFebruary 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Extended lobby hours make this the best post office to rent a PO Box.
  • Helen
    HelenAugust 18, 2013
    Ridiculously long line on Sunday with only couple booths open.
  • Moo J.
    Moo JuApril 15, 2012
    Open late -- good for tax time!
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn ChengNovember 22, 2011
    Pro Tip: Open till 10pm! M-F
  • Sandy C.
    Sandy CampbellDecember 24, 2013
    Chris Farley would be a more memorable name. Who ever heard of James?
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