Our first ever story on this site consists of several factors:
Two boroughs, one mall.
The Puma Store.
If you lived in Queens for a while – or for a little more than a while – there’s only one mall to go to if you wanna get shit.
The Queens Center Mall.
Literally at the center of Queens in the neighborhood of Elmhurst, you come here because its closer than other major shopping centers in the city. It’s more easily accessible than the malls in Long Island, and even more considerably a stone’s throw away from Outlet Shopping centers.
So what happens when you’re literally the only mall in the borough of Queens?
Well, you get fucked.
And fucked it got.
On Friday, March 8th, rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie was scheduled to appear at Queens Center Mall at an exclusive event at the Puma store.
Just to rewind a bit, if you grew up in Queens and happen to be between the ages of 13-18, you most definitely thought the mall was the crack meetup spot. I went to high school in Long Island, so no shits given – we had the better mall. But when I ask friends about the legacy of Queens Center Mall during their teenage years, the consensus is this:
“I don’t go there anymore. It reminds me of high school.”
So when an artist that caters mostly towards said crowd of 13-18 year olds appears at the only mall in Queens, one must ask, “What could possibly go wrong?”
Fun Fact: A Boogie never came.