The Kew Gardens Hills Post Office will once again allow all customers to use services at the facility since internet service has been restored.
For weeks, an internet outage at the post office, located at 75-23 Main St., prevented many residents from using important postal services and sending mail in a timely manner.
After receiving complaints from her constituents, Congresswoman Grace Meng contacted the U.S. Postal Service and AT&T, the facility’s internet service provider, for service to be immediately restored. Within days, the internet was back up and running.
“This lack of internet service was a huge inconvenience for constituents who depend on the services provided by the Kew Gardens Hills Post Office,” Meng said. “During this ordeal, many were forced to travel to other post offices, and those unable to get to different locations were simply out of luck. I’m pleased that this facility is back online, and that it can again serve the needs of customers.”
As the fight continues against the current attacks on the Postal Service, Meng said they must ensure that post offices in communities have the resources they need to serve the public.
The congresswoman thanked her colleagues – Assemblyman Daniel Rosenthal, Councilman Rory Lancman and Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. – for working with her to address the issue.
“Our community post offices are an important lifeline for residents across Queens, and when any related service is interrupted for any reason, our constituents suffer,” Addabbo said. “I am grateful for my colleagues in government, especially Congressmember Grace Meng, for addressing this issue and all those responsible for returning internet service at the Kew Gardens Hills Post Office, so that our residents can once again have access to all the services the local post office has to offer.”
Rosenthal said the recent service outage highlights the importance of ensuring the postal system is fully resourced and accessible.
“The Kew Gardens Hills Post Office serves thousands of my constituents on a daily basis,” Rosenthal said. “I thank Congresswoman Meng for spearheading the successful effort to restore service in a timely manner.”