3. Farley Building Postal Lobby

Farley Building postal lobby

Opened in 1912, the James A. Farley Building served as New York City’s main United States Postal Service (USPS) branch. The building’s Corinthian-inspired, Beaux-Arts-style facade, which includes 20 columns spanning from 31st to 33rd Streets, was designed by McKim, Mead & White. In 1966, the Farley Building was recognized as a New York City landmark and later was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Today, the building’s postal lobby connects to the newly restored Moynihan Train Hall

Restoration on many of the building’s historic spaces began in 2019, spearheaded by EverGreene Architectural Arts. Repairs have been made to the original Postmaster’s suite, the 33rd Street lobby and cafe, and the 8th Avenue postal lobby. In addition, contractors have worked to restore the building’s marble columns, pilasters, wainscoting, trim, archways, and flooring of the full-block, double-height lobby.