"Centrally Located in the middle of Queens"
162nd Street is centrally located, so getting around from here is easy. Living here puts you close to the major thoroughfares that go east-west, such as I-495, which is also called the Long Island Expressway, the Grand Central Parkway and Northern Boulevard. As with many Queens Streets, 162nd Street is not a through-street all the way, so it starts and stops and is interrupted by cemeteries, park, industrial sites and dead ends. Still, the residential parts of this street are lovely, with larger than average (but not huge) single family and duplex homes. Other parts of 162nd Street are more commercial, with businesses, offices and even some light industry. One of the problems of living in Queens is trying to figure out the street system, since many of the streets and avenues are numbered -- so it can be extremely confusing. Make sure you know where you're going and that you are on the right street!