Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published April 26th 2011
Ask most women (and some men) what they want to do while they're in New York City (this goes for those coming from other parts of New York State as well as tourists) and they'll tell you they want to shop. You may be surprised, though, to find out that they want to shop at malls, if for no other reason than the fact that they're located in some of the other boroughs or parts of New York City that have an allure all their own.
Shopping at these malls give them a chance to buy what they want as well as see other parts of the City, such as the waterfront and the interesting neighborhoods you find in the other boroughs. So, basically, they're getting the best of both worlds.
Did we just mention something about seeing the waterfront and another borough? This mall gives you the opportunity to do both. You're right there at one of New York City's finest malls and close to the marina, where you can watch ships, boats, barges, and other watercraft come and go.
Take the opportunity to visit another New York City borough and shop at the same time by visiting the Queens Center Mall, located at Queens Boulevard and Woodhaven Boulevard. The Queens neighborhood has the row houses that you so often see on TV shows set in New York City. It's fun to stroll through those neighborhoods then find just the right items at the Queens Center mall.
You'd think there wasn't room on crowded Manhattan Island for a mall, but there is. 6th Avenue and 33rd Street is the location for this mall which offers several department stores as well as stores and shops that can only be found in New York City. You can combine sightseeing in Manhattan with shopping at the Manhattan Mall. Again, this is another way of getting a double benefit.
In fact, Manhattan is home to several shopping malls. Some of these are smaller than the ones you may be used to, but that's because they're found in or adjacent to hotels or office buildings, such as Trump Towers or the Time Warner building. When you see them, you'll finally understand how they did manage to fit shopping malls on the island of Manhattan.