Bill to rename Dyker Heights post office after Mother Cabrini stirs controversy

Feb 12, 2020 435

BY: Rose Adams & Meg Capone

Congress passed a bill on Feb. 5 that would rename the Dyker Heights Post Office after the New York-based saint Mother Cabrini, infuriating some locals, who love Cabrini — and hate the postal service! “The post offices in NYC are pieces of f–– sh–. Why the hell would someone want to be named after one?” said Nick, a Dyker Heights resident, who did not give his last name. 

The dubious tribute comes after Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, snubbed the saint in her She Built NYC statue-building initiative in August, when the Cabrini won a public nomination process by a landslide, only for the city’s first lady to build a statue for seven other historic women.

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