The James A. Farley Post Office Building is the main post office building in New York City Its ZIP code designation is 10001, located on 8th Avenue between 31st and 33rd street, It is an impressive building that was built in 1913, The main façade occupies two blocks, and has a grand staircase where 20 classic columns rest, the building is famous for bearing the inscription: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." The building also called A.
Farley Building currently is not used in its entirety as a post office, which was open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but due to the economic crisis, its windows began to close down at 9:00 PM Inside the visitor is welcomed with an uninterrupted view of the long gallery that is parallel to the façade. The north end of the gallery shows a small museum of postal history. It was declared a monument of the City of New York in 1966, and was fundamental to the maintenance of services in the city during the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 when it served as a backup to the operations across the street from Word Trade Center.