Rego Park, like much of Queens, was mostly farmland a century ago.
In the early 1920's, it captured the interest of city planners and
began to exist as a distinct neighborhood. Rego Park ended up borrowing
its name from one of its developers, the REal GOood Construction
Company. In The Crescents, an area home to some of the neighborhood's
most expensive single-family residences, the mark of city planning is
distinctly evidenced in the spiderweb-shaped street grid.
The fact that the bustling Queens Blvd cuts diagonally through the
neighborhood means that no matter where you live, you'll probably be
close to shops and restaurants. The main business district of Rego Park
is 63rd Drive, just off of Queens Blvd in the northeast section of the
neighborhood. The neighborhood also boasts a shopping mall, Rego Park
Center, and its own TV show, CBS's The King Of Queens. Rego Park has
many Jewish residents and related community resources, though its
highly diverse population includes immigrants from various Asian
countries, Eastern Europe, and Russia. Serviced by the E, G, R, and V
trains, Rego Park is convenient for all kinds of Manhattan commuters.
Aside from the highly trafficked Queens Blvd, Rego Park is a quiet,
middle to upper-middle class neighborhood. The streets are lined with
both row and detached houses, and new construction is continuing along
the same theme.