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Old 12-09-2014, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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If you are in Manhattan and carless, Newport Center is a good choice (15minute PATH ride). It's also got a nearby ShopRite, BJ's, and Home Depot plus the standard Mall stuff (Macy's, Penney's, Kohl's, Sears and the 100 odd little stores.)
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Megalopolis
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I used to like the Manhattan Mall, when it had the food court on the 8th floor, overlooking Herald Square. There was a variety of food stands and restaurants: Indian, Japanese, etc. A burger stand I liked called Flamer's. Plenty of seating, overlooking the lower levels of the mall, or by the window looking down on the square. Back when there was Sterns, and A&S (before?).

And then there was the Moonie Mall, Herald Center -- I think it was called -- with the glass-walled elevator at the corner of 34th and 6th -- also had a food court on the top floor, but not as nice. There was a Pizza Uno, all I can remember. Strange place. The mall was eerily empty of shops for the most part. There was a "shooting gallery" (like at a carnival) on one of the lower levels.

It's nice to have a place to have a cheap eat, somewhere to sit without fighting for a seat, nobody
bothering you or making you hurry, people watching, or views of the town. South St. Seaport also had a food court like this. No waiters, no tips, no reservations, no crowds: priceless!
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:48 PM
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Location: Manhattan
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I can see elevators being an issue if you have a baby stroller to push around.
or a shopping cart.
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:01 AM
 
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Just stay away from King's Plaza.

Isn't that the area that has become known for roving bands of youths (seemingly mostly or nearly-all minority youths, unless I'm incorrect in my recollections) fostering mayhem and violence . . . including the so-called "knockout game" (if I recall what I've read on the web and seen in the news correctly in more recent years)? I haven't been there (yet) but I believe I read about it or seen it in the news enough times and it wasn't a pretty picture painted of the area . . . at least in later years. I don't know that this area has been inclined to be like this for a long time or if it is just in more recent years. Just going by what I think I recall from the web, newspapers, and from TV news nearly whenever they'd mention "Kings Plaza".

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