North Brooklyn Post Offices Held Onto Years-Old Mail, Audit Finds

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN — Suspicions that mail in North Brooklyn disappears or takes an inordinate amount of time to arrive were confirmed last week when an audit revealed hoards of delayed and mis-scanned packages and letters in moldy, sewage-filled local mailrooms, elected officials announced Tuesday.

The audit, performed by the United States Postal Service’s Inspector General, discovered tubs of delayed mail, some dating as far back as 2016, in the Williamsburg and Greenpoint mail stations, responsible for processing and distributing more than 100 package and mail routes.

It confirmed the worries of a coalition of state and federal elected officials who had requested the audit in July after hearing from their constituents about chronic mis-deliveries and delays.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, among those who requested the audit, said the results confirm what Brooklyn residents already knew.

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