On Feb. 5, the United States Postal Service (USPS) issued its Year of the Monkey stamp. The stamp art features two bright reddish-orange peonies against a purple background. Peonies symbolize wealth and honor in Chinese culture and often decorate the sides of the traditional drums played during the holiday festivities. Art director and stamp designer […]
Demolition has started at the site of the former International District branch of a United States Postal Services (USPS) post office on Sixth Avenue and King Street. (The post office has not moved far. It’s now at 409 Maynard Ave. S.) USPS’s lease expired in 2013. Seattle Parks and Recreation Department had purchased the site […]
In early 2012, the U.S. Postal Service announced dramatic cutbacks that included the proposed closure of the Chinatown-International District Station and distribution center. Responding to community concerns, representatives from the Chinatown-ID BIA, SCIDpda, the Mayor’s Office, Seattle Parks & Recreation, and Seattle’s Office of Economic Development have been working to track this issue and advocate […]
The colorful Year of the Dragon stamp is the latest collectible in the U.S. Postal Service’s Celebrating Lunar New Year series, which began in 2008 with the Year of the Rat.
In 2013, the lease for the building currently occupied by the International District (ID) post office on 6th Avenue and South Jackson Street will expire.