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Walt Whitman Shops
The Walt Whitman statue in front of Walt Whitman Shops
Location Huntington Station, New York
Coordinates 40°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 date November 23, 1962; 58 years ago (1962-11-23)
Owner Simon Property Group
Architect Welton Becket
No. of stores and services 105
No. of anchor tenants 4 (3 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area 1,089,350 sq ft (101,204 m2)
Parking 5,043 spaces
No. of floors 1 (2 in Saks Fifth Avenue and former Lord & Taylor, 3 in Bloomingdale's, 4 in Macy's)

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

On Thursday, August 20th, 2020, it was announced that Lord & Taylor would be closing as part of a plan to close 24 store nationwide which exactly one week later on Thursday, August 27th, 2020 it would be all Lord & Taylor stores nationwide closing. The store closed on Tuesday, December 29th, 2020.

The closing of Lord & Taylor marked the end of a 22 year period during which the mall had no vacant anchors.

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.


  • Bloomingdale's (225,000 square feet, 2 Floors Above Ground, 1 Floor Below Ground) Opened in 1962 as Macy's. Was closed for renovation in 1998 and reopened as a Bloomingdale's. Macy's had opened in 1995 in the much larger Spot vacated by A&S that same year. This resulted in two Macy's stores at the same mall for over two years.
  • Lord & Taylor (120,000 square feet, 2 Floors Above Ground) Opened in 1998 in mall expansion and closed December 29th, 2020.
  • Macy's (315,000 square feet, 3 Floors Above Ground, 1 Floor Below Ground) Opened in 1962 as Abraham & Straus, which was then closed and converted to Macy's in 1995.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue (100,000 square feet, 2 Floors Above Ground) Opened in 1999 in mall expansion replacing the former McCrory Store which had closed in 1991 after being destroyed in a fire. With the closing of the Southampton store on October 9, 2010, this location is the only branch location left in the state of New York, save for the flagship store in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

Previous anchors

  • Abraham & Straus
  • Macy's (original store)
  • McCrory Stores
  • Lord & Taylor
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