Prospect Park USPS facility raises noise, congestion concerns

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Some Prospect Heights residents are frustrated over the USPS carrier annex on Dean Street, saying that the 6-month-old facility has become a source of noise and congestion.

While some residents have called the new location convenient, Anu Heda, the president of the Dean Street Block Association, says the post office uses the street for illegal parking.

“It creates a ton of congestion and backup as the bus and bikers try to proceed east in Brooklyn,” Heda says.

One resident says trucks are driving and parking on the sidewalk at all hours of the day and night.

David Richman, who lives right next door, says he’s had enough of the congestion, calling the location “ill-conceived.”

Some residents are also asking for the number of postal carrier vans in the area to be reduced.

The USPS has responded, saying that they will monitor their postal placards, which allow their employees to park during official business, more strictly.

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