Some Brooklyn residents caught in the middle of mailbox dispute

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some Brooklyn residents are caught in the middle as the city battles with the U.S. Postal Service over broken mailboxes.

As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported, Mitchell Yates and many of his neighbors at 580 Stanley Ave. in the Linden Houses are not receiving delivery of their mail. It’s blamed on a bank of 24 boxes that has been busted since mid-August after years of neglect, they say.

“l pay my rent, and I’ve got to go through this,” Yates said.

“I’m very angry,” said resident Dorinda Pannell. “This is ridiculous.”

Pannell said when she confronted her mail carrier about it, she was told the Postal Service has rules prohibiting them from placing mail in broken boxes.

Source: Linden Houses Residents Not Receiving Mail Due To Broken Boxes « CBS New York