PARK SLOPE – George de Boissiere, the owner of longtime mail service shop, Mailboxes on 5th, passed away recently. Though details surrounding his death have not been made public, family members have announced that his business will remain open.
R.I.P. George of Mailboxes on 5th, a Park Slope neighborhood institution. Over the years, George saved me and so many others so much time, money and energy that would otherwise have been squandered in our neighborhood’s remarkably dysfunctional post offices. End of an era. pic.twitter.com/bCIzx1Hc3F
— Aaron Naparstek (@Naparstek) January 2, 2019
The hours for Mailboxes on 5th will be Sunday through Saturday 8am to 8pm, a message from the de Boissiere family reads, however “the hours of operation will be adjusted accordingly in the months to come.” They ask that customers be patient with them during this period of adjustment.
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After the sad passing away of George we have this information. Mailboxes on 5th will reopen in a few days and continue service. The family are asking if anyone can provide a good home for the much loved dogs left behind. We can put you in contact. A celebration of Life ceremony will be announced soon.
The family is also asking the community for help in finding a home for de Boissiere’s three Pomeranians who kept him company at the store. If you are able to provide a home for the dogs, or if you’d like to help spread the word, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also email this address with inquiries about any packages you may have had at the shop.
Anyone who lived near Mailboxes on 5th knew the figure of George, walking his 3 Pomeranians around the neighborhood, running his beautifully shabby mailbox joint with pride. Someone please adopt his dogs, all together if you can. He will be truly missed. https://t.co/hB1L5HBR6u
— Dana Stevens (@thehighsign) January 1, 2019
De Boissiere opened Mailboxes on 5th at 172 5th Avenue (between Degraw & Sackett Streets) nearly 25 years ago, providing post office box rentals, photocopies, delivery service, and postage and shipping supplies. Bklyner reached out to the de Boissiere family for more information and will update once we learn more.