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NYC P.O. now named for Sombrotto

On Aug. 8, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 2291, which officially renamed Manhattan’s Grand Central Station Post Office, located at 450 Lexington Ave. in New York City, as the Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office.

“It is gratifying to see this simple yet profound honor bestowed on this great man,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “I personally thank all those who contacted their congressional representatives to ask for their support of the bill, and we’re also grateful to the New York congressional delegation in both the House and Senate for shepherding this bill all the way to the White House.”

Sombrotto, a member of New York City Branch 36, led the Great Postal Strike of 1970. He later served as NALC president from 1979 to 2002. He died Jan. 10, 2013.

The measure swiftly moved through both houses of Congress this summer before landing on President Obama’s desk for his signature on Aug. 8. USPS will work with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the original sponsor of the legislation, to prepare a dedication ceremony.