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Queens Center Mall

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Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst
Queens Center Mall

Open interior at the Queens Center Mall

Photo (c) J. Roleke
The Queens Center Mall is the biggest shopping destination in Queens. Anchored by Macy's and JCPenney, the mall is home to some 150 shops and restaurants.

Queens Center has been ranked as the mall where the most money is spent per square foot in the U.S. A major renovation and expansion in 2004 added more indoor parking and more retail space, as well as atriums that bring sunlight into its four levels.

The mall's west side (Macy's) and east side (JCPenney) do not connect in the basement concourse, nor on the first floor (street level), where the two sides are separated by 92nd Street.

Pros

  • Well maintained
  • Plenty of sunshine and air
  • Comfortable rest stations
  • Range of quality shops

Cons

  • Driving in area is chaotic
  • On the ground floor, a busy street separates two sides of mall
  • Elevator wait times
  • Not enough eating options beyond fast food
  • No destination restaurant

Main Stores at Queens Center Mall

Macy's, JCPenney, H&M, Modell's, Urban Outfitters, Gap, Gap Kids/Baby, Banana Republic, Children's Place, Victoria's Secret, Forever 21, Nine West

Food at Queens Center Mall

Applebee's, Starbucks

The basement food court (east side of mall) has lots of seating and food options, but only fast food. Sbarro is a little better than most. The children's play area next to the food court is good for letting off steam, but on weekends it's too crowded for younger kids.

Hours

  • Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Sun: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Getting to Queens Center Mall

  • 90-15 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, NY 11373
    Queens & Woodhaven Blvds & L.I.E.
  • Phone - 718-592-4039

Parking at Queens Center Mall
Two large indoor parking lots ($3 for first hour) are the best bets. There are also outdoor lots nearby. Good luck with street parking.

Subway
R, V, G at Woodhaven Blvd

Bus
Q11, Q29, Q38, Q53, Q60, Q88, QM10 Express, QM11 Express, B58, B59

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