Walt Whitman Shops
The Walt Whitman statue in front of Walt Whitman Shops
|Location||Huntington Station, New York, US|
|Opening date||November 23, 1962|
|Owner||Simon Property Group|
|No. of stores and services||105|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|Total retail floor area||1,089,350 sq ft (101,204 m2)|
|No. of floors||1 (Multiple in Anchors)|
|Public transit access|| Suffolk County Transit: S1, S23, S29, S54 |
Huntington Area Rapid Transit: H30, H40
Nassau Inter-County Express: n79
Walt Whitman Shops (formerly known as Walt Whitman Mall) is a shopping mall located in South Huntington, New York, United States. The mall's main anchors include Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue. The mall is owned and managed by Simon Property Group, one of the largest developers of shopping malls in the US.
- November 13, 1984: A fire destroyed seven stores and damaged 25 others in the 76-store mall.
- 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.
- February 22, 2014: A carbon monoxide leak in a restaurant complex consisting of Legal Sea Foods, The Cheesecake Factory, and Panera Bread attached to the mall killed one person and sickened 28 others. All three restaurants were evacuated.
- "About Walt Whitman Shops". Simon Property Group. Archived from the original on 3 October 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- "L.I. Mall Still Assessing Fire Losses". The New York Times. November 23, 1984. p. B2. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
- 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.
- "1 Dead, 28 Others Exposed to Carbon Monoxide at NY Mall". NBC News. February 22, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-23.