When you want to go shopping in the Brooklyn, New York area, you will want to go to the Atlantic Terminal for a great shopping experience. This shopping center has plenty of stores and is one of the easiest places to get to by train from many places in the Big Apple.
In the basement underneath the Atlantic Terminal Mall is a large hub for el trains in Brooklyn. It is the place where the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) makes its furthest western stop in Brooklyn, where Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue meet. People go from there out to Far Rockaway, Hempstead and West Hempstead. The LIRR makes this Mall the ideal place to get to from all over Brooklyn. Nine different trains converge at this Terminal.
The Mall itself consists of five floors. There are many name brand stores in it which continues to bring people there from all over the City. The Target store is one of the larger ones, and it is one of the few Target stores that are multi-level. Other great stores are Victoria's Secret, Men's Wearhouse, and The Children's Place.
Many different stores are in this Mall, giving visitors the opportunity to shop or take care of some business, too. There is a Bank, a dental center, a vision center, a major grocery store (Pathmark), an insurance company (Public Insurance), cell phone stores, and even an office supply store (Office Max). You can even renew or get your driver's license at the DMV in the Mall.
Just about any type of store you would want is also here. Besides the stores already mentioned, the larger brands you can find here include Marshall's, Circuit City, Burlington Coat Factory, and Bath & Body Works. Other stores include Old Navy, Mandee, Payless, Guitar Center, Daffy's, and many more.
A number of fast food restaurants are in the Mall, too. This includes a McDonald's, Chuck E Cheese's, and Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill. For dessert, you can grab an ice cream at the Cold Stone Creamery.
Two Starbucks coffee shops enable people to buy coffee as they are coming or going, with one of the stores located in the LIRR ticket office area. The other one is located inside the Target store, giving them a chance to grab some java while they shop.
If for some reason you cannot find what you are looking for at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, then just step across the street. There you will find the Atlantic Center Mall. It was renovated not long ago in order to compete. Great deals are sure to be found between the two of them.
Once you are through with shopping, then there are many places in New York City where you can either do some sightseeing, take in some entertainment, or do just about anything else you can think of. The Big Apple has many great places to visit or eat at. You can see a play on Broadway, go to the beaches on Long Island, visit the statue of Liberty, or go up to the top of the Empire State Building. It's all there for you to see and enjoy.