165th Street Bus Terminal
|165th Street Bus Terminal
New York City bus station
View from Merrick Boulevard & 89th Avenue
|Address||89th Avenue and Merrick Boulevard
Queens, New York City
|Line(s)||11 local MTA routes, 6 NICE Bus routes|
|Connections||New York City Subway:
169th Street ()
Long Island Railroad & AirTrain JFK at Jamaica (Sutphin Blvd)
|Platforms||23 Loading Bays|
|Owned by||MTA Regional Bus Operations|
|Operator||NYCT, MTA Bus, Nassau Inter-County Express|
The 165th Street Bus Terminal, also known as Jamaica Bus Terminal, the "Long Island Bus Terminal" (the name emblazened on the entranceway's red tiles), or simply 165th Street Terminal, is a major bus terminal in Jamaica, Queens. Owned by MTA Regional Bus Operations, the terminal serves both NYCT and MTA Bus lines as well as NICE Bus lines to Nassau County, and was a hub to Green Bus Lines prior to MTA takeover. It is located at 89th Avenue and Merrick Boulevard, near the Queens Library. Most buses that pass through Jamaica serve either this terminal, the Jamaica Center station at Parsons Boulevard, or the LIRR station at Sutphin Boulevard. Unlike other major bus centers in New York City, there is no direct subway transfer available here. The closest subway station is 169th Street on Hillside Avenue served by the F train. Most buses traveling to/from the east, which operate via Hillside, also stop at 179th Street served by the E F trains.
165th Street Mall
Adjacent to the bus terminal is the 165th Street Mall, a pedestrian shopping mall running the entire length of 165th Street between 89th Avenue and Jamaica Avenue. Within the block are over 160 stores, including several apparel and footware stores and a food court.
One of the primary attractions of the mall is the Jamaica Colosseum Mall, one of New York City's largest jewelry exchanges. Founded in 1984, the Colosseum has over 120 merchants and jewelers, a rooftop parking lot, and houses the 165th St Mall's food court. Several New York rappers including Jamaica native 50 Cent shopped in the Colosseum growing up, and music videos have been filmed at the facility.
The terminal serves seven routes operated by MTA New York City Bus, four operated by MTA Bus Company, and six operated by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE; formerly MTA Long Island Bus). All terminate here, except for the Q17 which is a through route.
- Note: The southbound Q17 bus stops outside the terminal. The northbound Q17 to Flushing stops on 168th Street, one block east.
|Bay||Route||Operator||Destination||Main streets traveled||Service/historical notes|
|1||Q3||NYCT||Hillside Avenue, Farmers Boulevard|
|2||Q77||NYCT||Hillside Avenue, Francis Lewis Boulevard (south), Springfield Boulevard||
|3||Q76||NYCT||Hillside Avenue, Francis Lewis Boulevard (north), 20th Avenue|
|4||Q1||NYCT||Hillside Avenue, Braddock Avenue||
|5||Hillside Avenue, Springfield Boulevard|
|6||Q36||NYCT||Hillside Avenue, Jamaica Avenue, Little Neck Parkway (to Little Neck)||
|7||Q2||NYCT||Hillside Avenue, Hollis Avenue||
|12||n24||NICE||Jamaica Avenue, Jericho Turnpike||
|13||n1||NICE||Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont Road||
|n26||NICE||Hillside Avenue, Lakeville Road, Community Drive||
JFK Airport (cargo area)
|Sutphin Boulevard, Rockaway Boulevard||
|17||Q8||MTA Bus||101st Avenue||
|19||Q9||MTA Bus||Van Wyck Expwy. Service Road, Lincoln Street||
|22||Q41||MTA Bus||127th Street, 109th Avenue, Cross Bay Boulevard||
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- List of bus routes in Nassau County, New York
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- "165th Street Mall Improvement Association Annual Report – Fiscal Year 2009" (pdf). 165th Street Mall. 165th Street Mall Improvement Association. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
- "Queens Bus Map" (pdf). MTA New York City Transit.
- "About Us". 165th Street Mall. 165th Street Mall Improvement Association. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
- "History". The Jamaica Colosseum Mall. Retrieved 17 October 2014.