December 29, 2010

Snail mail not slowed by the snowstorm


The "sixth largest snowstorm in New York City" on record did not snow-in mail boxes or the postman.

Image: New York Post Office, New York, 1960s (source)
This figures; the following excerpt from a Herodotus work is inscribed on the city's main post office, the historic James Farley Post Office:
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
Image: Farley Post Office green roof
We profiled the Farley Post Office's green roof, the largest in New York City at 2.5 acres, which provides passive recreation and environmental services such as reductions in summer and winter runoff and savings in heating and cooling costs.

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