Another sign that the South Queens communities devastated by Sandy are slowly coming back: The Howard Beach post office’s Station B annex in Coleman Square reopened last Friday.
The branch, which serves Old Howard Beach, Ramblersville and Hamilton Beach, was heavily damaged in Hurricane Sandy when 6 feet of water flooded the building, destroying much of the inside and the metal gates outside. The post office had been closed since the storm.
Cutting the ribbon at the post office’s grand reopening above are Betty Braton, chairwoman of Community Board 10, left, Roger Gendron,president of the Hamilton Beach Civic Association, state Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr., Post Office Branch Manager Vincent Zecca. Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and Frances Scarantino, owner of Reach for the Stars, a business located around the corner from the post office.