Push to name post office for Geraldine Ferraro

The main post office in Long Island City may soon have a new name - but it will be a familiar one to many Queens residents.
Queens Congressmember Carolyn Maloney recently introduced legislation to rename the post office after former Queens Congressmember Geraldine Ferraro, who also was the first woman to run for Vice President when she was on the ticket with Democratic Presidential nominee Walter Mondale.
“Geraldine Ferraro is a great New Yorker and an inspiration to me and millions of Americans,” Maloney said. “Thousands of Congresswoman Ferraro’s former constituents use the Main Post Office every week, and I know they’ll be delighted to have an important neighborhood institution named in her honor.”
Ferraro, who was first elected to the 9th Congressional District in 1978 in Queens and her district included the main post office in Long Island city. During her tenure in Congress, Ferraro served on the Post Office and Civil Service Committee, among other committee assignments.
“It would be an honor to have a post office named after me, particularly in a neighborhood I was privileged to represent in Congress,” Ferraro said. “As a former member of the House Post Office and Civil Service Committee, I know that few functions of the federal government are as important as delivering the mail.”
Maloney introduced the bill during the last session of Congress, but the bill did not go anywhere so she, along with other Queens Congressmembers Joseph Crowley, Anthony Weiner and Gary Ackerman reintroduced it this session. A spokesperson for Maloney said he hopes action could be taken on the bill, and a renaming ceremony could occur in a few months.

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