Miracle Mile (Manhasset)

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Stores at Americana Manhasset

The Miracle Mile is a prominent shopping district in Manhasset on the North Shore of Long Island in Nassau County, New York. It consists of the area along Northern Boulevard between Community Drive to the west, and Port Washington Boulevard and Searingtown Road to the east.[1]

Much of the corridor was initially developed in the 1950s by Sol Atlas.[2][3] It was named the Miracle Mile in reference to the Los Angeles neighborhood, and inspired by its rapid development after decades of depression and war, and the difficulty in developing a commercial corridor in a primarily residential area.[1][2]

It is well known for its later high-end premium open-air shopping center, the Americana Manhasset. The Miracle Mile has been a mainstay in suburban shopping and includes the still operational Lord & Taylor, often referred to as the first branch store in America. In addition to Lord & Taylor, Manhasset supported branches of some of the most well known stores in New York over the years - B. Altman & Co, Bonwit Teller, Abraham & Straus, Best & Co., Arnold Constable, Franklin Simon & Co., Peck & Peck, H&M, W. & J. Sloane and a J.J. Newberry.

Lord & Taylor branch when it was new

On August 27, 2020, it was announced that Lord & Taylor would be closing all remaining stores. The store closed on February 27, 2021.

Cultural references[edit]

The Miracle Mile is mentioned in the Billy Joel song "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Press, Manhasset (2015-08-21). "An Undefinable Thing: Manhasset's Miracle Mile". Manhasset Press. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  2. ^ a b Shaman, Diana (1995-01-29). "In the Region/Long Island; Manhasset's 'Miracle Mile' Coming to Life Again (Published 1995)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  3. ^ "Sol Atlas Dies; Builder was 66". The New York Times. July 31, 1973.

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Coordinates: 40°47′35″N 73°41′31″W / 40.793°N 73.692°W / 40.793; -73.692