The Mosholu Post Office on Jerome Avenue (finally) reopened this week.
The post office, which closed due to structural damage last April, is once again open for regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
“It was a pain in the butt that it was closed for so long,” Julissa Shapiro said. “But it’s great that it’s open now!”
Darlene Reid, a spokesperson for the United States Postal Service (USPS), said an “Emergency Shutdown” was issued for the building last year due to the damaged ceiling. “It was leaking and pieces were falling down from the ceiling, which was a safety hazard for employees and customers,” Reid explains.
The closure was extremely inconvenient for residents. “It has just taken too long,” Bronx resident Jill Rosenburg told the Norwood News in March, when USPS announced the post office would be open for business on March 14. When it didn’t, some residents worried if the building would ever open.(Many residents also complained the service at the mobile postal unit placed on the street in the branch's stead was inconsistent at best.)