Top Five Shopping Districts in Queens

Shopping Districts

There is no doubt that location and transportation play a big part in the success of a district, as do chambers of commerce, Business Improvement Districts and other business groups that help attract tenants and shoppers. But attracting people to spend three to four hours on a shopping strip involves something that is not as apparent as it might seem. People also choose where to shop based on food options, shop diversity, and ease of getting there and getting around. People might originally visit because they wanted to go to one or two particular stores, but a good shopping strip makes them want to make a whole day of it.

With all that in mind, It’s Queens gives you the
Top Five Shopping Districts in Queens.

5. Steinway Street
Astoria has quite a well-established strip of chain stores and local retailers. It’s a wide street and the corner of Broadway and Steinway is the hub.

4. Myrtle Avenue
Ridgewood has a business strip that is quite diverse. Although their selection of food places is not on par with some of the other areas featured here, the shopping area is quite long and feeds into a beautiful new transit hub at Myrtle-Wyckoff.

3. Austin Street
Forest Hills
Forest Hills has a nice selection of what we call “destination” shops. These are high-end clothing and accessory stores for men and women. That, along with a large Barnes & Nobles and a few movie theaters makes Austin Street a classic – and classy – shopping strip.

2. Main Street
Main Street–Flushing has the busiest transportation hub in Queens. All trains and busses lead here, which means that in addition to the shoppers who are drawn to the area’s ethnic grocery stores and restaurants, commuters also join the mix.

1. 82 Street
Jackson Heights
Jackson Heights is our top choice for best business strip in Queens. The Jackson Heights strip was by far the busiest and people had shopping bags filled with goodies. The influence of the strip on 82 Street between 37th and Roosevelt avenues can’t be understated, as shoppers span out over five blocks in either direction. A unique thing about the 82nd St. strip is that stores closer to Roosevelt Avenue are quite Hispanic in nature and language, while the stores on the strip located closer to 37th Avenue tend to be Indian-owned.

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