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New York City mailing address for homeless people.

I plan on renting a post office box in the near future, in the meantime, I have nowhere to send my mail because I’m homeless. I found out that the James A. Farley post office in New York City has a special address for homeless people to have their mail sent there for free. If you are needing a place to have your mail sent and are homeless like me, make sure to visit the post office first and find out all the particulars. I haven’t gone through with it yet. I have a check on the way from an insurance company. I purchased something on Amazon.com, it broke and the insurance company said they have to mail me a check. I asked if they could send the money electronically and they said no. We will see how it works out. The post office I’m writing about it located across the street from Penn Station. 

I have been homeless for about five years in New York City. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. People I know pay the NYPD to torture me. They destroy my property and try to set me up constantly. I’m a student at a NYC community college. In my spare time, I’m working on startups. One thing I know for a fact is that the NYPD loves to throw my mail in the trash. I’m betting there is about a ten percent chance I will ever receive this check. 

Another thing I’ll bet one hundred percent on is that the NYPD will make my experience at this post office as unpleasant as possible. They will round up every drug addict they have working for them to show up to pick up mail at the same time as me. They will pretend that they know me, they will take pictures of us all together and I’m sure a few additional scams I’m forgetting. Then after I wait in line being harassed, the person from the USPS will say my mail isn’t there. That is one of the many ways the NYPD harasses me every day. 

One last thing, the nice person at the post office told me that this isn’t a permanent solution. They put a time limit on how long a person can have their mail sent there. Again, if you’re interested, talk with the staff at the post office first. 

Disclaimers: Use this information at your own risk. Results are not guaranteed. All information is subject to change. 

By Mark Pine

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