Shoppers Still Missing Century 21 in Bay Ridge

The Century 21 Department Store on 86th Street closed its doors in December 2020, and more than a year later, the massive retail space on one of Brooklyn’s busiest shopping strips remains an empty shell — a symbol of the lingering effect the COVID-19 pandemic on the city’s businesses.

Century 21 Closure Leaves Big Void on 86 St. in Bay Ridge

The devastating effect COVID-19 has had on New York City’s businesses can be seen in plain sight in Bay Ridge. The space that the Century 21 Department Store occupied at 472 86th St. for nearly 60 years now stands empty.