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Old 12-03-2014, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY.
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There was a mall on Pier17, but because of the hurricane it shut down and was torn down.
I liked the place; if just to hang out on the deck chairs.
Right now I like to go to Resorts World casino in Queens and sit at the bar, gamble some, sit on the benches outside, and then head over to Rockaway Beach.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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The Seaport was closed long before Sandy. The decelopment there was planned.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Financial District
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I'm surprized nobody mentioned Newport Center, Jersey City, right by the Path and light rail. Used to travel there frequently when all I had was a Sears and JCPenny credit card (no Visa, etc.). Nice place, was going there since it opened, long before most of the office buildings there were built, and the path station was a real hole-in-the-ground. Great food court, with views of lower levels. Could just zone out there.

If you like vixens and MILF's with big hair, go to the Staten Island mall. Think of it as anthropology research.
I like Newport Center mall. Last time I was there, some black woman started screaming at me at the light rail station because I wouldn't give her my tickets. It's like, how are they going to pay the conductors if nobody buys tickets? It would end up like the Rockaway Ferry.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Megalopolis
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I don't want to start some kind of flame war and I don't go out of my way to criticize people on the forums, but really, what purpose does it fill to let us know that she is black?
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Gods country
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Mine as well when younger, And I worked there for over 8 years as an adult. Place used to get really nuts esp on the weekends. Lots of battle royals in the fast food places with chairs being thrown.

Good memories as a kid though hanging out in the video arcade and the merry go round. I even remember the big stone ashtrays around since people could smoke everywhere back then.
I worked there as a kid, in Eddie Arcaros and the movie theatre.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:40 AM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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There was the Mid-Manhattan Mall. Always felt a bit out of place. The Atlantic Terminal Mall isn't the biggest but it's functional and seems non-sketchy.
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Old 12-06-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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Oh, and there was a big nice mall on 34st. some 10 years ago, with a food court and toilets, but just stores now.
The food court was shut down because they could never get rid of the insect problem there. There was roaches and flies everywhere. The food court was situated in the basement and was too subterranean which was a breeding ground for vermin.

The Westchester in White Plains is probably the nicest out all the places mentioned. Nicer than GSP and Queens Mall. The only issue is that they rape you on parking, and if your heading there from the boroughs, you'll also have to pay the additional $7.50 for a bridge toll.

The Americana in Manhasset is also very nice, but it's an outdoor strip mall, no food court. It's more of a off 5th Ave feel.
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:02 PM
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Stamford Town Center is also a NY Metro mall. Yes, I know most people have a tendency to forget that southwestern Connecticut is also part of the metro area, but it is and there is a mall around here. lol

http://www.shopstamfordtowncenter.com/

There is also a Metro-North express train that goes from Gran Central Terminal to Stamford with only one stop at 125th Street along the way. The Stamford station is just south of downtown, but the city is safe and walkable with the only difference that the blocks are bigger than in NYC. Taxis are also available at the train station and under I-95, just north of the train station, is the main CTransit bus station, for anyone that doesn't feel like walking.

Driving to Stamford is qutie straight forward along I-95 and the Hutchinson/Merritt Parkways. The last route is very scenic, especially the Merritt.
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:33 PM
 
Location: North Fulton, GA
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I much prefer the Westchester in White Plains over the Stamford Mall, although that mall has restaurants adjacent to the mall to eat instead of just a food court.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Kings Plaza has actually improved quite a bit in the past couple years, its not great but serves it purpose. Only real issue is the lack of a real food court, that sad row of fast food by the parking elevators is in fact very depressing. But the mall itself has seen some remodeling and there aren't any vacant stores like there used to be. Assortment of stores is still weak I suppose.

Staten Island Mall, I think, is actually a great mall. Great assortment of stores, Macy's as an anchor. I find myself paying the toll just to go there rather than drive out to Roosevelt Field from Brooklyn.
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