Largest shopping malls in New York City

Often called the “Big Apple,” New York is a vibrant city famous for its flashy Broadway performances, high-flying business tycoons, and exclusive shops. When we are talking about the shops, how can we forget about the exclusive and huge malls present in the city.  

While malls like Groove are popular for their electric trolleys and high-end shops, malls like Crossgates Commons are famous for their size.   

So, here is a list of the largest malls in New York that not just enhance the shopping experience but have also transformed into tourist destinations with time.  

Crossgates Mall:

Popular for the new Hilton dual-branched Hotel, Crossgate Commons Mall is situated in the Albany district of New York City. Owned by The Pyramid Company, this mall is spread into an area of 1,700,000 square feet. However, being one of the largest malls in New York is not the only feature it consists of. A tourist or local planning for a relaxing weekend can pay a visit to the award-winning Spa Mirbeau and get a gentle oil massage to cool down their aching muscles.  

You may also enjoy shopping in over 150 retail stores or have an excellent dinner at one of the many restaurants present at the mall.  

Green Acres Mall:

Owned by Macerich, this mall comes in the fourth position area-wise. Located in Valley Stream, New York, this mall has an area of 2,081,000 square feet. Shop at the large variety of stores offered by the mall, which include: Shopper’s world, Macy’s, Victori’s Secret, Pandora, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Burlington, etc.  

If you are planning to grab lunch or dinner out today, Green Acres is the mall to be. It features several restaurants, including Olive Garden, BJ’S Restaurant Brewhouse, Red Lobster, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Applebee’s.  

This is not just one of the largest but also one of the oldest USA shopping malls, as it was established in the year 1956. 

Palisades Centre:

Stretching to an area of 2,200,000 square feet, this mall is considered the third largest mall in New York. A four-level shopping center with 200+ brand stores to choose from, Palisades is definitely one of the best places to shop, dine, and get entertained.  

A perfect destination for a fun weekend with your family. Enjoy the bowling alley, skate in the ice-rink, or get your adrenaline rushing in the world’s tallest indoor ropes course.  

All these activities will leave your stomach growling. However, this mall has a solution for that too. Grab a meal from any of the 16 sit-down restaurants present at the mall.  

Whether you are a tourist or a local shopper, Palisades Center is fun for everyone.

Roosevelt field:

Located in the Garden City of New York, with an area of 2,366,692 square feet, this is the largest mall in long island and the fourth largest mall in New York. Apart from being one of the largest shopping malls in the USA, Roosevelt is also the second most successful mall in the USA.  

This is also one of the oldest malls in New York City and is owned and managed by the Simon Property Group.  

The malls feature around 294 stores, including premium stores like Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, AMC Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and JCPenney.  

If you enjoy Japanese food, then this is the place you would love. Nomiya, a traditional Japanese restaurant with a modern twist, is now open and ready to tickle your taste buds at the mall.

Destiny USA:

Now let’s discuss the biggest boy on the list. With an area of 2,400,000 square feet, Destiny USA is the biggest mall in New York City.  

Like Crossgates Mall, this mall is also owned by the Pyramid Company. However, being the biggest mall in New York is not the only reason why this mall is a perfect place to be. This mall also makes it to the list of one the most popular malls in the USA.  

Destiny USA offers more than 239 stores to choose from. These stores also include factory outlets that provide customers with handsome discounts.  

Since it is the largest mall in New York city, walking from one end to the other is a tour in itself. 


Often considered as a place to get your shopping done, malls nowadays have much more to offer. Apart from getting your groceries and clothes, there are many more things you could consider doing while you are in the malls mentioned above.  

Since the list includes the largest malls in the USA, you can also get done with your 10,000 steps when you visit one of these malls.