New York City’s Rockaway Plaza Mall is closing its doors this year amid a “disastrous” storm season that has devastated several of its buildings, authorities said Wednesday.
The mall in Greenwich Village was among those to close Wednesday.
A total of 30 of the city’s 32 buildings are scheduled to be demolished over the next year, according to the city Department of Environmental Protection.
“Rockaway Plaza is not doing well,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is the borough president.
“We are not going to be able to keep up with the demand.”
The mall was originally slated to open in 2021.
But the mall’s owner, Hudson’s Bay Co., said Wednesday that it was unable to secure financing to complete the project, which would have cost $400 million and cost more than $100 million to renovate.
The company said it plans to sell the mall to a private buyer.