Rep. Maloney, Community Leaders Join Together to Celebrate House Passage of H.R. 3419 to Designate Greenpoint Post Office as the “Joseph R. Lentol Post Office”New York, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined former Assemblymember Jos

Oct 23, 2021
Press Release

New York, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined former AssemblymemberJoseph Lentol and North Brooklyn community leaders at the Greenpoint Post Office to celebrate the passage of the Congresswoman’s bill H.R. 3419, legislation to designate the Greenpoint Post Office on Meserole Ave in Brooklyn, NY as the “Joseph R. Lentol Post Office” in honor of former State Assemblymember Joseph R. Lentol.

 

“I’ve known Joe Lentol since he was a young Assemblyman and I was working in the State Legislature for the Cities Committee,” said Rep. Maloney. “He was a wonderful public servant then and still continues to be. Joe was a true champion for criminal justice reform, environmental protections, fair labor practices, and so many more issues throughout his career. Over the years I’ve had the privilege of working with Joe on some of those issues like preventing gun violence, building the Kosciuszko Bridge, and fighting for Bushwick Inlet Park. I am so happy that we were able to pass H.R. 3419 in the House to rename the Greenpoint Post Office as the Joseph R. Lentol Post Office so we can truly honor Joe’s contributions here in Brooklyn in a way that will live for as long as the impact he has had on this community.”

 

“I am deeply honored. This United States Post Office is a traditional center of activity in Greenpoint, a neighborhood where I’ve spent nearly all my life,” said former Assemblymember Lentol.  “Like the Post Office motto, I have worked to serve my community through rain and sleet and winter storm, trying to deliver what was needed, often in collaboration with Congress Member Carolyn Maloney whose local office was co-located with mine.  My heartfelt thanks to the Congress Member for creating and passing the federal legislation to have this important facility carry my name, and to the community for supporting the initiative.”     

 

 

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