Staten Island
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Staten Island, New York City 



Staten Island is not on the list of shopping destinations in New York City for most tourists or visitors. For most part, Staten Island comprises of suburban neighborhoods with small and large retailers serving the community rather than tourists. Furthermore, Staten Island is home to a mainly middle to upper income population, and therefore not a destination for shoppers searching for rock bottom bargains.  

Shop on Staten Island, New York City

Book cafe at Bay Street by Dave Cook

Richmond Avenue
The main shopping street on Staten Island is Richmond Avenue in the neighborhood of New Springville. A popular store here is Toys R Us, a leading U.S. retail chain offering a wide range of toys for kids of all ages. Barnes & Noble is a popular bookstore chain offering a variety of books and magazines. Michaels is another major retail chain here selling arts and crafts materials. Best Buy is a popular selling selling electronic and electrical product including audio, computers, video games, and home appliances.

Staten Island Shopping Mall
A major shopping center in Richmond Avenue is the Staten Island Shopping Mall, which is the largest indoor mall on Staten Island. There are nearly 200 tenants here offering a wide variety of merchandise including clothing, jewelry, shoes, accessories, sports goods, toys, and consumer electronics. Anchor tenants include JC Penney, Macy’s, and Sears. Other tenants include Fredericks, Body Shop, Disney Store, Foot Locker, Guess, and GAP. There is a foodcourt and several restaurants including Applebee’s, Bonefish Grill, Outback Steakhouse, and TGIF.

Other Shopping Streets
Other shopping streets on Staten Island are Forest Avenue in New Brighton and Hylan Boulevard in New Dorp. Small stores dominate the shopping scene at Forest Avenue with its clothing stores, gift shops, and discount stores. The only major shopping venue here is the Kohl’s Department Store selling clothes, jewelry, accessories, games and toys, and household products. Besides the small stores that dominate the street, Hylan Boulevard is home to the Hylan Shopping Plaza, Tysens Park Shopping Center, and Kmart. 

Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island (New York City)

Hylan Boulevard by Jim Henderson


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