Atlas Park opened April 2006 in Glendale, near Middle Village and Forest Hills. With more high-end stores and an outdoor oval (or village square) layout, the mall is ground-breaking for old-school Queens.
- Atlas Park has been a hit in the neighborhood for new restaurants: Shiro's of Japan and California Pizza Kitchen.
- The outdoor layout is refreshing. A pedestrian-friendly green oval separates buildings and stores.
- The frequent events and farmers market are consistently good.
- Selection and wide aisles at Rosetta Wines.
- No dome to keep out the rain.
- Many of the retail stores are relatively expensive.
- Have to pay to park.
Main Stores at Atlas Park Mall
Borders Books and Music, Aerosoles, Blue Tulip, Claire's, Florsheim, Gymboree, J. Jill, Crazy For Animals, Stein Mart, Rosetta Wine, White House Black Market
Food at Atlas Park Mall
California Pizza Kitchen, Orange (cafe in the courtyard), Johnny Rockets, Shiro of Japan, Pasticcio Restaurant, Chili's Bar & Grill, Coldstone Creamery, Amish Fine Food (gourmet market)
Movies and Health
Regal Cinemas, New York Sports Club
- Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Sun: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Getting There - Atlas Park Mall
- Address - 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendale, NY (at 80th St)
- Map - Google
- There are entrances on both streets, but it's easy to drive past.
Jackie Robinson (west) to Myrtle Ave. Right on the access road, right on Myrtle, and a quick left on 80th St. Go uphill over train tracks and turn right into the mall.
Parking garage and short-term parking on the Atlas' oval.
- Cost - $3 for 6 hours; $2 if validated at movies.
Parking on nearby streets is almost impossible. Try 80th St, toward Metropolitan.
M at Metropolitan and 69th St, over one mile away.
Q54 (Williamsburg-Jamaica) from M subway at Metropolitan. Q29 bus (Elmhurst-Glendale).