9. Old Chelsea Post Office
217 W. 18th Street
The Old Chelsea Post Office is located on the north side of 18th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. The building was constructed in 1937 and possesses a simple brick facade. The interior contains two bas-reliefs by Paul Fiene, “Deer” and “Bears.” The pastoral bas reliefs complement the simplicity of the building. The Old Chelsea Post Office, with its remnants of the pneumatic tube mail network, is one of the many properties that the USPS has considered putting up for sale.
While in Chelsea check out Pier 54, a pier with a tragic history.