05/06/15 12:00pm

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This two-bedroom in Rego Park is on the second floor of a private building that was built in 2008. The combo kitchen has lots of cabinets and counter space, there are wood floors throughout, and you have your very own balcony. Gas, heat, and water are included in the monthly rent of $2,100, and there is parking space available for $200 per month.

Transportation options are all within walking distance. You’ve got the M/R trains and the Q38, Q60, Q72, Q59, and QM18 buses. The Queens Center Mall is a ten minute walk away, and Rego Park Center shopping is two blocks away. There are also a lot of dining options in the area. Click through for more photos.

63-02 Saunders Street, #2 [E Z Sell Realty] GMAP (more…)

04/08/15 12:00pm

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Here’s a two-bedroom condo for rent in a six-story building. The building is fairly new, built in 2013. This unit comes with two bathrooms, a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer.

There are bars, lounges, and restaurants in the area, and it’s about a 10-minute walk from the M and the R trains.

The Rego Park shopping center is next to the nearest M and R train station, and the Queens Center Mall is just one stop from there. The rent comes in at $2,350 per month. Click through for more photos.

64-73 Austin Street, #4 [E Z Sell Realty] GMAP (more…)

03/31/15 1:00pm

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Eggs can be symbols of life, fertility, rebirth, and even the resurrection of Jesus. Rabbits laying these ovoids and hiding them in gardens doesn’t really comply with nature, but the Easter Bunny is believed to come from a legend that German immigrants brought to the United States. Regardless of the facts and origins, Queens is hopping with great, secular Easter activities, which are listed on the jump page along with another image.

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03/31/15 10:00am

Michael Perlman holding Legendary Locals of Forest Hills and Rego Park, March 2015 version 2

Michael Perlman, Forest Hills native, is the founder of the Rego-Forest Preservation Council and author of “Legendary Locals of Forest Hills and Rego Park.” The book, just released this year, tells the story of 200 Forest Hills and Rego Park notables who have shaped its culture, history and society. We chatted with him about his new book, the state of preservation work in Queens, his favorite “legendary local,” and much more.

Read the full interview after the jump. And if you’d like to purchase the book for yourself, you can do so at Arcadia Publishing or Amazon. (more…)

02/10/15 10:00am

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Both NY1 and Times Ledger have reported on a brand new neighborhood group for the Forest Hills, Rego Park and Kew Gardens area. The group, called “Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens – Our Communities” hopes to bring residents of the three neighborhoods together to promote area events, historic and cultural preservation, and local businesses. The group started its Facebook page on January 24th and 500 people joined after only four days. Now, there are over 1,000 members.

The first official meeting was last week, and the group plans to hold meetings monthly. Facebook posts range from doctor recommendations in the area to upcoming community board events to the group’s memories of the older days of Rego Park, Forest Hills and Kew Gardens.

Photo by Michael Perlman via Facebook

02/06/15 10:00am

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The Wall Street Journal rounded up all the buildings rising around Rego Park, a neighborhood where new development is attracting a younger audience. The Alexander at Rego Center, which is now under construction over the Rego Park II shopping plaza, will start leasing its 312 units in April. The building is a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. At the Rego Modern (pictured), the luxury rental that launched in September, 85 percent of the 38 units are spoken for. WSJ spoke to a broker associated with the project who reported that “Much of the interest came from 20- to 30-year-olds hoping to save money on rent and area residents looking for a more modern space to reside.”

As for under-construction projects, there’s a six-story, 45-unit development slated for 65-70 Austin Street, a seven-story, 59-unit build for at 65-38 Austin Street, and finally an eight-story development at 64-24 Booth Street. With the residential growth, more commercial development is expected too. There are also safety improvements in store for Queens Boulevard as well as momentum to build out the QueensWay elevated park nearby. Rego Park, it’s your time to shine!

New Residences, Proposed QueensWay Advance in Rego Park, Queens [WSJ]

02/04/15 12:00pm

99-31-66TH-Avenue

This two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment comes to us from the Sunrise Manor condo building at 99-31 66th Avenue in Rego Park. The unit is actually up for rent, asking $3,600 a month. The space looks massive, with an open living a dining room (with enough space for a dedicated dining area), a private terrace and huge windows. The unit also comes with one parking space, and the building has its own fitness center. Not bad at all. What do you make of that asking rent?

99-31 66th Avenue [SBNY RE] GMAP

01/30/15 12:00pm

1Astoria
24-43 33rd Street
Broker: Charles Rutenberg
Price: $1,169,000
Sunday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
GMAP

2Jamaica Estates
184-61 Tudor Road
Broker: Exit Realty First Choice
Price: $1,099,000
Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
GMAP

3Forest Hills
109-14 Ascan Avenue
Broker: Halstead
Price: $325,000
Sunday, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
GMAP

4Rego Park
65 -65 Wetherole Street
Broker: Argo Residential
Price: $329,000
Sunday, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
GMAP

12/12/14 2:00pm

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New York State awarded The Trust for Public Land $444,000 to kick off the design process for the first phase of the QueensWay. The money is part of a larger grant from Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative. The Daily News reports that the funds will go toward designing a “Northern Gateway” in Rego Park. (The 3.5 miles of abandoned railroad tracks run from Rego Park to Ozone Park.) This is the next step in the design process, as Friends of the QueensWay released preliminary renderings for the park in October.

Proposals for the QueenWay include outdoor nature classrooms, exercise stations, a commuter route, a bike trail, an arts hub, a rock climbing wall and food concessions. The plans still face opposition, though, as some local pols and residents would rather reactivate the rail line for transportation.

QueensWay Plan Gets a Boost with State Grant to Design First Phase Near Rego Park [NY Daily News]
All QueensWay coverage [Q'Stoner]

Rendering via Dlandstudio/WXY architecture+urban design

12/01/14 12:00pm

95-20-67th-avenue

This brick townhouse at 95-20 67th Avenue, in Rego Park, is up for sale asking $828,000. We spot hardwood floors throughout, some arched entryways, underwhelming bathroom renovations and a suburban-style basement. But it does look like this three bedroom has good bones, and it’s got unique features like an enclosed porch and a garage. What do you make of that ask?

95-20 67th Avenue [Exit Kingdom Realty] GMAP