5. Woodhaven Post Office

The Woodhaven Post Office is located on Forrest Park Avenue. It is located in a 1930s Art Deco style building. It is fronted by two pedestals topped with flowerpots that are reminiscent of similar decorative features installed in front of some City parks. The Post Office is located near the house in which Betty Smith wrote A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, both structures are demarcated with historical posts. The post office is decorated with Ben Shan’s mural entitled First Amendment. The mural was designed in response to Roosevelt’s commitment to the Four Freedoms (press, speech, religion, and assembly), of which the Roosevelt Island Four Freedoms Park commemorates. The mural depicts the Statue of Liberty, a New York State voters’ ballot, workers marching in protest, and the Supreme Court building.