Walt Whitman Shops

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Walt Whitman Shops
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The Walt Whitman statue in front of Walt Whitman Shops
Location 160 Walt Whitman Road
Huntington Station, New York, US
Coordinates 40°49′20″N 73°24′35″W / 40.8223°N 73.4097°W / 40.8223; -73.4097Coordinates: 40°49′20″N 73°24′35″W / 40.8223°N 73.4097°W / 40.8223; -73.4097
Opening date November 23, 1962; 55 years ago (1962-11-23)
Owner Simon Property Group
Architect Welton Becket
No. of stores and services 88
No. of anchor tenants 4
No. of floors 1
Parking 5,043 spaces
Public transit access Bus transport Suffolk County Transit: S1, S23, S29, S54
Bus transport Huntington Area Rapid Transit: H30, H40
Bus transport Nassau Inter-County Express: n79
Website www.simon.com/mall/walt-whitman-shops

Walt Whitman Shops (formerly known as Walt Whitman Mall) is a shopping mall located in Huntington Station, New York on Walt Whitman Road and New York Avenue. It has many stores including main anchors Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue. The mall is owned and managed by Melvin Simon and Associates, one of the largest developers of shopping malls in the United States and owner of Long Island's largest mall, Roosevelt Field in Garden City. Suffolk County Transit, Nassau Inter-County Express and Huntington Area Rapid Transit all have bus routes that service the mall.

The mall is named for the poet Walt Whitman due to the close proximity to his birthplace, a National Historic site located near the mall.

Incidents[edit]

  • November 13, 1984: A fire destroyed seven stores and damaged 25 others in the 76-store mall.[1]
  • May 16, 1991: In 1993 a McCrory's worker pleaded guilty to tossing a lit cigarette into a display of silk flowers set on a block of styrofoam, killing two of his coworkers aged 20 and 27.[2]
  • February 22, 2014: A carbon monoxide leak in a restaurant complex consisting of Legal Sea Foods (closed 2014, became Del Frisco's Grille in June 2016), The Cheesecake Factory, and Panera Bread attached to the mall killed one person and sickened 28 others. All three restaurants were evacuated.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "L.I. Mall Still Assessing Fire Losses". The New York Times. November 23, 1984. p. B2. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  2. ^ Wasserman, Elizabeth (February 3, 1993). "Guilty Plea in Deadly Mall Fire Ex-guard set blaze at McCrory's". Newsday. p. 25. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  3. ^ "1 Dead, 28 Others Exposed to Carbon Monoxide at NY Mall". NBC News. February 22, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 

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