Exterior of Manhattan Mall from 33rd Street
|Location||Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States|
|Address||100 West 33rd Street|
|Management||Vornado Realty Trust|
|Owner||Vornado Realty Trust|
|No. of stores and services||40|
|No. of anchor tenants||1|
|No. of floors||4 (2 upper and 2 lower levels)|
|Public transit access||New York City Subway: B, D, F, <F>, M, N, Q, R, and W trains at 34th Street-Herald Square|
PATH: JSQ-33, JSQ-33 (via HOB), HOB-33 at 33rd Street
The mall is a high-traffic shopping venue that has included Abraham & Straus and Stern's as anchor stores in the past. Currently, the major anchor store is JCPenney. Venture bought the building in 1999 for $135 million and sold it to Vornado Realty Trust in 2006 for $689 million. There are entrances to the 34th Street – Herald Square New York City Subway station and the 33rd Street PATH station on the second basement level. It is one of the few malls in the city that provides no off-street parking for shoppers.
The mall is located in the high-rise building formerly used by the Gimbels flagship store, which closed in 1986. After a renovation, it reopened as A&S Plaza in 1989. It was originally 13 stories high but difficult access to upper floors made the whole mall a financial failure.
A&S closed in 1995 and became Stern's after Federated Department Stores took acquisition of the brand, and the mall was renamed the Manhattan Mall due to the stores closure. Stern's closed in 2001 after Federated Department Stores decided to discontinue the brand. Unlike other Stern's stores, the Manhattan Mall location was not converted to a Macy's, but instead divided into smaller spaces including a Steve & Barry's and a relocated food court. The upper 10 levels were converted to office space shortly after Stern's closure.
On April 18, 2007, JCPenney announced that it would open a 150,000-square-foot (14,000 m2) store on the lower levels of the mall. It was the first JCPenney store in Manhattan. The mall's food court, which contained the only Arby's restaurant in Manhattan at the time, along with retailers such as Steve & Barry's, Brookstone and Nine West were closed in 2008 to make way for the new store. The store officially opened on July 31, 2009.