Walt Whitman Shops

Walt Whitman Shops (formerly known as Walt Whitman Mall) is a shopping mall located in South Huntington, New York, United States.[1] The mall's main anchors include Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue. The mall is owned and managed by Simon Property Group, one of the largest developers of shopping malls in the US.

Walt Whitman Shops
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The Walt Whitman statue in front of Walt Whitman Shops
LocationHuntington Station, New York, US[1]
Coordinates40°49′20″N 73°24′35″W / 40.8223°N 73.4097°W / 40.8223; -73.4097Coordinates: 40°49′20″N 73°24′35″W / 40.8223°N 73.4097°W / 40.8223; -73.4097
Opening dateNovember 23, 1962; 57 years ago (1962-11-23)
OwnerSimon Property Group
ArchitectWelton Becket
No. of stores and services105
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area1,089,350 sq ft (101,204 m2)
No. of floors1 (Multiple in Anchors)
Parking5,043 spaces
Public transit accessBus transport Suffolk County Transit: S1, S23, S29, S54
Bus transport Huntington Area Rapid Transit: H30, H40
Bus transport Nassau Inter-County Express: n79

The mall is named for the poet Walt Whitman due to the close proximity to his birthplace, a US National Historic Site, located near the mall.


  • November 13, 1984: A fire destroyed seven stores and damaged 25 others in the 76-store mall.[2]
  • May 16, 1991: In 1993 a McCrory's worker pleaded guilty to tossing a lit cigarette into a display of silk flowers set on a block of styrofoam, killing two of his coworkers aged 20 and 27.[3]
  • February 22, 2014: A carbon monoxide leak in a restaurant complex consisting of Legal Sea Foods, The Cheesecake Factory, and Panera Bread attached to the mall killed one person and sickened 28 others. All three restaurants were evacuated.[4]


  1. ^ a b "About Walt Whitman Shops". Simon Property Group. Archived from the original on 3 October 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  2. ^ "L.I. Mall Still Assessing Fire Losses". The New York Times. November 23, 1984. p. B2. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  3. ^ Wasserman, Elizabeth (February 3, 1993). "Guilty Plea in Deadly Mall Fire Ex-guard set blaze at McCrory's". Newsday. p. 25. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  4. ^ "1 Dead, 28 Others Exposed to Carbon Monoxide at NY Mall". NBC News. February 22, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-23.

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