Queens Neighborhood Fighting for a ZIP Code

Posted on November 8, 2012


The Glendale neighborhood in Queens, New York is fighting hard to gain its own ZIP Code.  ZIPCodeMaps.com looks at why a simple thing like a ZIP Code is so important to the residents and businesses of Glendale.  


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 New York City is one of the most densely populated areas in the country, yet one section of Queens is struggling to gain recognition.  Glendale, a neighborhood that spans several city blocks and includes several cemeteries and a portion of Highland Park, has no ZIP Code of its own, and has been fighting since January to get one. 


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Glendale shares the Queens ZIP Code 11385 with 3 other neighborhoods: Flushing, Fresh Pond, and Ridgewood.  Glendale residents have complained about receiving spoiled medication and missorted mail due to this “extremely overused ZIP.”  Several politicians have taken the matter of a new Glendale ZIP Code to the national level.  As of today, Glendale has a “preferred line” with the US Postal Service, but not its own ZIP code. 


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Joshua Spielman explained a viable solution that the USPS had neglected. “There’s a vacant ZIP code available,” he said, referring to nearby unoccupied ZIP code 11384. “It’s as if the solution is right in front of the USPS and they are refusing to make life easier for everyone.”  Having a unique ZIP Code not only affects mail delivery, it also affects businesses. 


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Since most businesses target their marketing, advertising, and sales at the ZIP Code level, sharing a ZIP Code with surrounding neighborhoods can make it difficult to target Glendale.  But when Glendale is finally granted its own ZIP Code, you better believe that ZIPCodeMaps.com will be the first to know about it.  We offer the most up-to-date ZIP Code and Carrier Route maps of anywhere in the US, including Glendale and New York City.  Use our postal maps to target marketing and direct mail for your business. 


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