America's Most-Visited Shopping Malls
Courtesy Roosevelt Field Mall
No. 11 Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City, NY
Annual Visitors: 22 million
Year Opened: 1956
Size: 2.2 million
One of the grande dames of American mall history, Roosevelt Field debuted in 1956 when suburban Long Island was expanding rapidly. Prior to that, the site was an airfield used by the pioneering likes of Amelia Earhart and Wiley Post; it’s especially remembered as one of the cradles of female aviation. The mall is also distinguished as one of the first high-profile projects designed by a then-unknown architect by the name of I. M. Pei. Manhattan’s iconic department stores—Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s—are the anchor tenants at Roosevelt.
Source: Vera Bradley