A Bronx building and its unknown tales
Do you know the story of this Bronx building? Urbanite wants to know. (Photos by Jefferson Siegel)
In the Bronx, at 436 Westchester Ave. near Bergen Avenue., just blocks from the area known as The Hub, sits this small two-story building. In faded letters one can read "N Y Post Office Station R"
The ground floor appears to be empty; the second floor is occupied by "John's Gym" where boxing is offered for women. Several women wearing boxing gloves were observed running around an empty lot across the street one day, obviously part of their training.
Does anyone know the history of this building? Or, to be more specific, about its post office days?
-- Jefferson Siegel