If you are in the Eastern part of Brooklyn, in a part of the city called East New York, then you are near a growing shopping center that now has a lot to offer. It used to be that there were not a lot of great stores in this part of the city, but now there is the Gateway Shopping Center in Brooklyn, NY.
The new shopping center is right next to the Belt Parkway, giving visitors easy access to it from the main thoroughfare in this part of the city. Exit 15 will put you right near the Gateway Shopping Center.
One of the surprising things about this new Mall is the type of stores you can find there. For one thing, they have a Marshall's. This store just opened on August 6, 2009, along with a few others. Home Depot, BJ's Wholesale, and Target are also already open.
Other stores that will be opening soon include some more large stores. There will be a Staples to provide for your office supply needs, as well as computers and quick printing services. A Bed Bath and Beyond will take care of the essentials for your home, and it also allows you to make a bridal registry for that special occasion.
Old Navy is also there, and it will let you find those perfect clothes for all members of the family. A Kid's R'Us lets you find the things for the younger member of the family - from furniture to games and educational tools.
When you get hungry, you have a choice of what kinds of food you want. There are three great choices of sit down restaurants. You can choose steak at the Boulder Creek Steakhouse, seafood at the Red Lobster, or Italian food and salads at the Olive Garden.
The shopping center enables you to make one-stop shopping for all of your needs. Between all these large stores, you need to know that some of them also have the smaller areas in them that provide other services, too, such as optical services, jewelry, and much more. Several of these stores sell fashion clothes and accessories, too.
Other stores are not far away from the Mall, including some fast food restaurants. This gives you a lot of options in the way of shopping and eating, if you need something other than what is in the Mall.
If you just want to make a day of fun and shopping when you visit the Gateway Shopping Mall in Brooklyn, New York, then there are a number of attractions not far away. New York City or long Island is full of amazing things to see and do.
Some places that you may want to go to in Brooklyn could include some great places nearby. This includes the Coney Island Astroland Amusement Park, the Coney Island Boardwalk, and the New York Aquarium. Going a little further away, you could go to the Prospect Park Zoo, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, or the Brooklyn Museum. If you like parks and beaches, you might also want to see the Gateway National Recreation Area.