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Old 05-01-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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Queens, for some reason, uses individual neighborhoods rather than the name of the borough.
The custom in Queens was and is to use the name of the postal station (branch) of the several post offices.

Unlike the other boroughs, Queens was never under a single unified post office.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I've only noticed that with Manhattan (NY, NY), SI (SI, NY), Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY) and the Bronx (Bronx, NY), the cities are the boroughs' names followed by NY. In Queens you will almost always see mail addressed with the city name then the state: Flushing, NY. Ozone Park, NY. Whitestone, NY. Jamaica, NY. Woodside, NY, etc. I rarely see the 5 postal offices being used as the mailing city.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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In Queens you will almost always see mail addressed with the city name then the state: Flushing, NY. Ozone Park, NY. Whitestone, NY. Jamaica, NY. Woodside, NY, etc.
Not cities but the names of the various postal stations (branches) within the several post offices.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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Very interesting thread

I learned a lot about Queens
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Here in Queens, our neighborhoods are used for mailing addresses (for example, 11 Queens Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101). However, I know that it is different in many areas of the city.

How is your mail addressed to you? Does it go by New York, NY; Bronx, NY; etc? I'm told that some areas of Long Island use LI for their postal abbreviations.
Maybe 60 or more years ago, but these days we use [town], NY [zip code].
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Not cities but the names of the various postal stations (branches) within the several post offices.
No, not always. If I am mailing out my holiday cards I use the specific town such as Ridgewood, Glendale, Jamaica, Flushing, Long Island City, Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Elmhurst, Howard Beach, Woodhaven, Sunnyside, etc. I used to live in Ozone Park and would get advertisements or solicitation mail addressed to me as Jamaica. Person to person would use the specific town.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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Maybe 60 or more years ago, but these days we use [town], NY [zip code].
Yes, that's exactly what I was getting at.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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No, not always. If I am mailing out my holiday cards I use the specific town such as Ridgewood, Glendale, Jamaica, Flushing, Long Island City, Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Elmhurst, Howard Beach, Woodhaven, Sunnyside, etc.
I believe all those so-called towns are postal stations (branches) of the several post offices.

For example Ozone Park, NY is a station (branch) of the Jamaica, NY Post Office.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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I learned a lot about Queens
Geographic history of Queens may be of some additional interest to you.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I believe all those so-called towns are postal stations (branches) of the several post offices.

For example Ozone Park, NY is a station (branch) of the Jamaica, NY Post Office.
Some are but like I said, I lived in Ozone Park and mail was addressed as the Jamaica branch. In other words the envelope read: 123 Main Street Jamaica, NY 11417. I didn't live in Jamaica.

If I mail something to Brooklyn it's only sent as Brooklyn, NY. The town isn't included.
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