The United States Postal Service's budget problems are forcing the agency to consider closing many post offices across the county. Yesterday, the Postal Regulatory Commission released a list of almost 700 locations that might need to go. The AP reports, "Some of the offices could be closed while others could have some of their functions consolidated with other offices. For example, in some cases preparing mail for delivery may be shifted from Office A to nearby Office B, but the first office might still offer such services as selling stamps and mailing parcels and letters. In other cases one of the offices might be closed."

A list of the NYC locations is after the jump; according to NY1, there are 53 in NYC—25 in Manhattan, 11 in Queens, 7 in Brooklyn, 8 in the Bronx, and 2 on Staten Island. Update: Now it's reported that 14 are targeted for closing (7 in the Bronx, 5 in Manhattan and 2 on Staten Island)—revised list after the jump. And NY Metro Postal Union President Clarence Torres said, "I have a lot of concern for the members who have to relocate as far as 125 miles away and also concern for the community who are used to going around the corner will now have to get a MetroCard to get on a subway to get to a post office."

Bronx
• Botanical
• Clason Point
• Crotona Park
• Melcourt
• Oak Point
• Van Nest
• Hillside


Manhattan
• Cherokee
• College
• Pitt
• Port Authority
• West Village

Queens
• LaGuardia Airport, Main Terminal
• Parcel Post Annex