Happy Memorial Day!

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On this Memorial Day we, at The Alexander at Rego Center, honor our heroes who sacrificed their lives to defend our liberties, and salute those who continue to fight for our freedom.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday week-end.

Achieve Your Dream Home at The Alexander at Rego Center

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 3.35.50 PMAsk any real estate broker the three most important things renters look for when searching for their dream apartment.  The answer – c’mon everyone, all together now, location, location, location.

But what exactly do they mean by the word ‘location’; location to parks, school, house of worship, shopping?  Location to parkways, bus and train service, expressways?  Airports?      Sounds pretty much like they’re actually looking for convenience.  And, why not? Thesaurus.com describes the word ‘convenience’ as a means to add to one’s ease or comfort.

Using this theory, let’s investigate . . .

The first location (convenience);

You can find your dream apartment at the newest luxury residential building, The Alexander at Rego Center.  Apartments with spacious layouts and modern finishes, top-of-the-line Whirlpool appliances, Bosch washer and dryer and 9’ ceilings are available with a building mix of 312 rental apartments featuring studios, 1 bedrooms, 1 bedroom + home office and 2 bedrooms in a energy-efficient 27 story tower with breathtaking views.

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The second location (convenience);

What we’ve just described is only the apartment!  The building offers a lifestyle of amenities that will leave you questioning if you even want to leave the property, even just for a few hours.  How does a fitness center with a Yoga lawn, sound?  For outdoor entertaining there is a barbecue area and an outdoor lawn area with seating and cabanas for you and your guests to enjoy.  A club room and separate game room with a pool table and video game nook, geared to the adult population is another favorite.  The little ones love the outdoor children’s play area equipped with a water jet and Kompan playground equipment.   Be prepared for no tears when the weather isn’t cooperative; they just move the fun to the indoor children’s play area and keep themselves busy . . . Oh, and did we mention, 24/7/365 doorman and concierge service, storage space, indoor parking?

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Need we say more?

The third location covers all requirements listed in the opening paragraph with a resounding “YES” – we’ve got that too!  At the center of it all, a new level of sophistication, style, and comfort has arrived in Rego Park.  Aspire to live at The Alexander at Rego Center, New York’s fastest-emerging neighborhood.

Step up to The Alexander, the newest residential star of Queens.

Come see for yourself!  Contact our leasing office at 718-271-1166 for a scheduled tour.

Pop Over To Forest Hills Stadium On July 7th

25-atjmboWe have been announcing add-ons to the summer schedule of live entertainment at the Forest Hills Stadium as soon as that information is made available to us.  Tickets for concerts held here sell out almost immediately and we don’t want you to miss out.  Today we received word that The New York Pops, the iconic and influential organization that embodies the spirit of New York, is returning with a performance starring Tony and Emmy nominee Matthew Morrison.

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Last summer The New York Pops played to a sold-out audience at this open-air venue, and the rumor around town is that this year’s concert will be no different.   The New York Pop’s educational effort, Kids in the Balcony program, allowing for free admission for 1,000 children to have an opportunity to attend and learn about live music, also returns.  If you were fortunate to have been in the audience at the 2015 concert you will certainly remember the positive energy from those well-behaved youngsters in attendance.

Music Director Steven Reineke is as excited to be in Forest Hills, as Rego Park and Forest Hills residents are to have The New York Pops in their back yard “I am beyond thrilled to return to the stadium – we had such a blast last summer, and I know that the orchestra and Matthew are going to knock it out of the park in July!  Matthew’s performances with us in December 2014 were absolutely electric.  We played two sold-out nights at Carnegie Hall.  I am glad he will bring his larger-than-life talent to join our full orchestra in this incredible venue.  And in case you’re not excited enough, keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of our other special guest!”

A mystery guest, hmm.  Anyone care to venture a guess?  Our hope would be Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa in Disney’s Frozen or Linda Eder of Jekyll & Hyde fame.  Either would be a fabulous pairing with Broadway’s Matthew Morrison, although we’re certain whoever the guest is won’t disappoint.

Forest Hills Stadium events have been made possible through a partnership with the local community, with an emphasis on making concerts a rewarding experience for all.   As members of this community, residents of the luxury rental building, The Alexander at Rego Center agree these live, top-performer concerts are representative of an unmatched neighborhood quality.

The latest rumor is Van Morrison will be performing sometime in October, and we’ll keep you posted on that.

Tickets are on sale at www.foresthillsstadium.com; prices range from $15.00 to $95.00. Remember, children are admitted free.

Another reminder, The New York Pops annual subscription series at Carnegie Hall opens October 14, 2016 with “The Musical World of Lerner and Loewe.”

The New York Pops at Forest Hills Stadium starring Matthew Morrison.

July 7, 2016

7:30pm

Forest Hills Stadium

One Tennis Place

Forest Hills, New York 11375

www.foresthillsstadium.com

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Something To Look Forward To

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Dogs, cats and other animals of all shapes, sizes and stripes will soon have a new city shelter right in their backyard —the first of its kind in the borough.

In the release of his new fiscal year 2017 budget Tuesday, Mayor de Blasio announced that more than $10 million in capital funding would be allocated for two new animal shelters—one in Queens and one in the Bronx. The plans for the funding include $2 million in FY 2017 to design the shelters followed by an additional $8 million in the following fiscal year to acquire land. The funding marked the largest investment in the animal-shelter system since the city government first took over operations of the shelters more than 20 years ago.  According to a spokesman from the mayor’s office, a more concrete timeline on construction and a proposed date for the opening of the facilities will be released once the city has selected and acquired the land.

Currently, homeless and/or abandoned animals in need of care are sent to a Queens’s temporary admission center, run by Animal Care Centers of NYC, before being moved to another shelter outside the borough. The new Queens shelter ensures that animals will be medically treated at this site, missing animals could be properly sheltered and people could directly adopt animals at the location.

Queens is a borough of animal-lovers, and this exciting news is cheered by one and all.

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Kickin’ it at Soccer Camp with David Villa

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David Villa, World Cup champion and top goal scorer for the Spanish National Soccer Team, and captain of the New York City Football Club, is developing youth academies in the United States to pass on his skills to children involved in the sport. The first DV7 Soccer Academy opened last January in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. This summer, Mr. Villa is bringing his DV7 Soccer Academy Spanish soccer methods to Queens College, as part of their Summer Camp happenings.

Announcing his association with the college, Mr. Villa elaborated, “In this camp I want to teach the children the concepts and the values that I have learned throughout my soccer career. It is an unparalleled and special opportunity to be able to begin this project in such a diverse and soccer-passionate community as Queens.”

Josep Gombau Balaguer, a professional soccer coach and director of Villa’s DV7 Academy, will direct the sessions. Villa personally participates in a training session with each group; evaluating their play and giving them feedback on technique.

If you have a youngster who loves the game, imagine how exciting it would be for them to be on the same playing field with David Villa.  If you’re interested in offering your child the absolute best in soccer instruction, this might just be what you are looking for. And, if it’s convenience you’re looking for, Queens College is a quick fifteen-minute ride from the Alexander at Rego Center. That sounds like a hat trick to us!

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  1. Camp sessions run from July 25th through the 29th from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily, and August 1st though the 5th, with the same full day schedule.  The program cost $695 per week.

Each participant receives two full DV7 Soccer Academy kits, including jerseys, shorts and socks; an Adidas mini soccer ball signed by David Villa; and a certificate of completion for David Villa’s DV7 Soccer Academy at Queens College Summer Camp 2016.

To register online, log on to www.queensknights.com/DV7

While your child is getting his/her goal on, no need for you to call a time out, you might want to consider staying on campus to enjoy a lecture, go for a swim, or attend one the college’s many day activities available to Queens residents.  Why not check out their community site to see what’s on hand?

David Villa’s DV7 Soccer Academy

65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Flushing, New York 11367

718-997-2777

http://www.qc.cuny.edu/community/summer/

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