REPRESENTATIVE ADRIANO ESPAILLAT RENAMES U.S. POST OFFICE TO HONOR NYC COUNCILMAN STANLEY E. MICHELS

August 7, 2018
Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Saturday, August 11th at 10:00 a.m., Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will host a ceremony in honor of New York City Councilman Stanley Michels to rename the United States Post Office facility located at 4558 Broadway the “Stanley Michels Post Office Building.”

Stanley E. Michels was born in Manhattan and served as a New York City councilman from 1978 through 2001. He was elected to the City Council a total of seven times to represent District Six which includes Washington Heights, West Harlem, Inwood, and parts of Morningside Heights and central Harlem. 

During his tenure, Mr. Michels made significant contributions to environmental reform in New York City and was a key sponsor of the Clean Indoor Air Act, the city’s first law regulating smoking in public places. In 1982, he sponsored Local Law I, the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act, making the presence of peeling lead-based paint in apartments housing children under 6 one of the most serious violations of the city housing code. Mr. Michels was also instrumental in repairing and renovating parks throughout the city, particularly in Northern Manhattan:  Ft. Tryon Park, Inwood Hill Park, Highbridge Park and Public Swimming Pool, Bennett and Isham Parks. 

During the 115th Congress, Rep. Espaillat and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced bicameral bills, S.2692, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4558 Broadway in Manhattan, New York as the Stanley Michels Post Office Building.

Watch video of Rep. Espaillat speaking on the House floor in support of his bill to rename the post office facility in honor of Mr. Michels.

This event is open to the public and members of the press.

WHO:             Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)

                             USPS Officials

                             Community and Local Leaders

WHAT:          Post Office renaming ceremony honoring Stanley E. Michels 

 

WHEN:           Saturday, August 11, 2018        

                         10:00 a.m. ET

            

WHERE:       United States Post Office

                        4558 Broadway

            New York, NY  10040

 

CONTACT:   RSVP to RSVP.Espaillat@mail.house.gov

 

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