While doing some research for one of my jokes - (names of Food Court restaurants...) I ran across a vintage photo of the mall of my childhood - Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, NY oh yeah, that's on Long Island, of course! :)
Lake Grove, New York - circa 1970's
I found it on the "Malls of America" blog:
"Vintage photos of lost Shopping Malls of the '50s, '60s & '70s"
Check it out: http://mallsofamerica.blogspot.com/