Palm Springs now has pink mailboxes (but not for long)

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Several mailboxes along Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs have been painted pink, but don’t expect them to stay that way for long, which is too bad since they are way better than a pink door or those awful, awful babies.

The surprise paint job is most likely from an artist who by “Pōət” who has done similar acts in New York City, San FranciscoDenver and Los Angeles – as well as mailboxes in downtown Palm Springs:

The artist also painted at least one dumpster pink:

As well as other metal objects around the city:

And while some Palm Springs residents and visitors seem to like the new color of the mailboxes, the United States Postal Department say that it’s only the result of vandalism and it will be corrected shortly.

“We support the local art businesses but we do ask that our mailboxes, our vehicles, and our facilities not be used as an artist canvas,” USPS spokeswoman Eva Jackson told KMIR. “The postmaster put in a work order with our maintenance department and those boxes will be removed.”

As mailboxes are federal property, acts of vandalism on them can lead to up to three years in prison and $250,000 in fines for each offense. can be fined with up to $250,000 or face up to 3 years in prison for each offense.

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