Rego Park is a community in Central Queens which was named after a construction company that built the area. Real Good Construction company started building standard, attached, eight room houses in 1925, and they gave the area its name. Originally the community was built on top of the Hempstead Swamp and was also called “whitepot,” like neighboring Forest Hills.
Rego Park also boasts an iconic community called the “Crescents” which are Tudor style homes with slate roofs, arranged in concentric circles starting from Alderton Street. This is considered the most expensive part of Rego Park.
63rd Drive and Queens Boulevard are the shopping districts of Rego Park, and the area also has two malls – Queens Center Mall and Rego Center I and II. Recently a 312-unit residential rental tower was built on top of Rego Center II, which allows residents to live right above where they shop. This rental tower is called “The Alexander” and residents have access to Costco, Century 21, ALDI, Burlington, etc.
Rego Park combines the busting commercial center in the North with the quiet residential part in the South. New luxury buildings include Millenium 99 and Summit.