United States Post Office (Cooper Station)
United States Post Office
|Location||93 4th Avenue
Manhattan, New York City
|Architect||William Dewey Foster|
|Architectural style||Art Moderne|
|MPS||US Post Offices in New York State, 1858-1943, TR|
|NRHP Reference #||88002360|
|Added to NRHP||May 11, 1989|
The United States Post Office Cooper Station, located at 93 Fourth Avenue, on the corner of East 11th Street in Manhattan, New York City, was built in 1937, and was designed by consulting architect William Dewey Foster in the Art Moderne style for the Office of the Supervising Architect of the United States Department of the Treasury. It serves the 10003 ZIP code, which covers the neighborhood of the East Village. Its sub-station is located on East 3rd Street near Avenue C.
The post office is named in honor of Peter Cooper, the mid-19th century industrialist and philanthropist who founded the nearby The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
In popular culture
- The fictional character Newman from the television sitcom Seinfeld supposedly worked here. The image of this corner building was used frequently on the show just prior to the beginning of a scene.
- The WPA era building is listed on the List of Registered Historic Places in New York
- Media related to United States Post Office (Cooper Station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Map and Business Hours – USPS website
- Lombardi, Kristin. "Not Subject to Review" Village Voice (March 7, 2006) – USPS sells air rights for Cooper Station Post Office
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