Queens Place is an urban shopping mall in New York City, New York, USA. Just northwest of the larger Queens Center, it is located on Queens Boulevard in the neighborhood of Elmhurst, Queens. The building was constructed in 1965 as Macy's and was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. It was later converted to Stern's and then closed by Federated Department Stores. Today its flagship stores are Best Buy, DSW,_Inc., and Target (which occupies the top Three floors, as the Target encompasses two floors itself), and it contains many smaller stores such as Red Lobster, Outback Steakhouse, Subway, Mrs. Fields Cookies, Daffy's, and much more.
The building was originally planned as a traditional rectangular construction designed to replace several blocks of residences. However, the owner of the corner property staunchly refused to sell what had been her childhood home, and as a result the shopping center was re-configured as a circle overshadowing the tiny house, where the woman continued to live until her death.
The mall is near the Grand Avenue - Newtown subway station of the IND Queens Boulevard Line (E M R trains). The Mall is also serviced by the Q60, and Q59 (New York City bus) Q59 bus route. It is bounded by the following streets: Queens Boulevard, 56th Avenue, Justice Avenue, & 55th Avenue. The Queens Place Mall is between 56th Avenue & 57th Avenue, facing Queens Boulevard. The main entrance to the Queens Place Mall faces Queens Boulevard. There is a parking garage entrance for the Queens Place Mall on 56th Avenue.