The Queens Center Mall is located near schools and one of the busiest intersections in the borough and serves as a public space for residents in the area. It is currently a space that offers little more than shopping and junk foods. Students will spend hours at the mall, especially if they have time to kill between class and after-school activities.

It is important that the Queens Center Mall provides useful and defined public space for the community, in the form of recreational areas and space that can be used by community groups for meetings and events. Community group access to the mall could provide important services for residents, such as ESL classes and job training.

The mall should give back to young people in the community by offering space for job training and job placement services. A number of community groups offer these services and would be eager to use the space if it were available.