Upper West Side Joins US Postal Service Stamp Series
The Upper West Side will be celebrated in 2012 in a unique way: by the US Postal Service. How? You may ask. In the only way they know how, by putting the neighborhood on a series of stamps. Skyscrapers on the Upper West Side will be receiving an extra 15 minutes of fame when they are photographed to be part of a collection of stamps that will be distributed by the Postal Service next year.
The US Postal Service is planning an “Earthscapes stamps series, which celebrates ‘the beauty and diversity of America’s landscape as see from above,’” describes DNAinfo. The collection will have 15 different stamps. All pictures will be taken from above, showing us what the landscapes look like from the sky. One stamp will have a picture taken by Jim Wark of the West End Towers, bringing Manhattan’s Upper West Side in as one of the landscapes in the series. The US Postal Service will be joining the 21st century to promote their new stamps by taking full advantage of both Twitter and Facebook and a preview of the stamp collection can be found on the Postal Service’s website. Come 2012, Manhattan’s Upper West Side will be joining forces with landscapes across the nation in a series of US Postal Service stamps.