HARLEM — A dozen senior citizens, including State Sen. Bill Perkins and Assemblyman Keith Wright, marched on the Manhattanville Post Office on 125th Street to protest of their lack of dedicated senior windows and benches to sit on.
“What do we want? A senior window,” and “When do we want it open? All day long,” the grey brigade shouted as they marched in circles in the post office while an employee threatened to have anyone taking pictures arrested.
The conflict stems from a meeting between the Community Board 9’s senior committee and the Post Office last Spring, according to then-board chair Rev. Georgette Morgan-Thomas.
“They said they would have a designated window open for seniors and disabled at 9 a.m. and they would look into just for seniors and look into having chairs for people to sit in while they wait,” she said.