A recent conversation with your neighbor, Josh Rhett Noble has given us incredible insight into how the enjoyment of living at The Alexander at Rego Center has impacted him.
When did you move to The Alexander?
June 1, 2016
What area (s) did you reside in prior to moving to The Alexander?
Why did you decide to move at this time?
I was looking for an apartment with more space that was still in Queens. I absolutely love the diversity and vibe of Queens and knew I wanted to stay in this wonderful borough.
What were your priorities when you were searching for a new residence/location?
Definitely space, location and pet friendly.
Where else did you look and why didn’t those choices work for you?
Various locations in Queens, including Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside. Unfortunately, I simply couldn’t find a building with the combination of space, amenities and proximity to transit that fit into my budget. But, then I found The Alexander.
How did you hear about The Alexander?
I saw the building under construction when I was shopping at Rego Center, then I did a Google search and read more about it. So happy I found it!
What were some of the deciding factors in choosing The Alexander?
There are so many wonderful aspects to The Alexander. The building and property are gorgeous. The modern decor, the beautiful floors, the quartz countertops in the kitchen and bath…and, not to mention the luxury of having a washer/dryer IN your unit…and a dishwasher. None of which I had prior to moving. Also, the fact that it’s pet friendly is essential.
Was commuting/location a factor?
As an actor, I always want to be able to get into Manhattan within a decent amount of time for shoots, classes and auditions. Luckily, The Alexander is right off the M/R line and my commute is an easy one. Also, being so centrally located to both JFK and LaGuardia Airport is fantastic.
What are your feelings about the surrounding Rego Park area, i.e. convenience of the train nearby, retail below, established neighborhood compared to still-emerging areas like Long Island City?
Sometimes I feel like I am on constant vacation living at The Alexander because of the HUGE amount of stores, shops and restaurants to visit. It truly is like living within a shopping destination, but with the added spice of walking over to Queens Blvd. to experience local restaurants, “mom & pop” stores and more.
What type of apartment did you rent; how many bedrooms, what floor, views?
I opted for the “Residence F” line. It’s a one bedroom, one bathroom with an additional office. I love the great views of Citi Field, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park with its iconic structures from the New York World’s Fair, Forest Hills and the surrounding area.
What was it about that specific apartment/floor plan that you liked?
It’s perfect with the extra space for when company visits and to have a separate office space to utilize. Being on the 20th floor gives the apartment fantastic light with extra tall ceilings and over 800 square feet of living space.
Thoughts on the building’s amenities?
All of the amenity areas are stunning. Since the building is brand-spanking new, you feel like you are in a luxury hotel more than a residence in Queens. The gym is very well equipped and even has an outdoor yoga space with grass. The Lounge and Game Room offer tons of extra lounging space if you want to escape your apartment. Both are beautifully decorated with multiple TVs, areas for work on your laptop, a pool table, games and more. The outdoor space is gorgeous with ample seating all around the building’s exterior, 4 huge gas grills that are available for us and a constant breeze that cools you off even on the hottest of days.
Have you met or interacted with your neighbors in the building? Is there a social atmosphere?
The Alexander is very proactive in getting the neighbors to mingle and meet. I attended a wonderful “Meet & Greet” right before moving in for all new residents. Everyone is so friendly and from all walks of life. They even schedule “Ice Cream” socials during the summer. Brilliant!
Anything else you’d like to point?
I have to say, more than anything, that the team of people working at The Alexander are beyond top-notch. It was the biggest deciding factor on choosing this as home. Everyone from the leasing agents, the management, the maintenance to the concierge. You won’t find a better crew of people to welcome you each and every day.
Thanksgiving is all about turkey, tradition and family, and being thankful for all three.
Many of us still remember the Thanksgiving feasts of our childhood. . . the huge amount of food weighing down the dining room table, and the huge amount of relatives cramped together in our apartment to enjoy the spread, without worrying about their weight. We remember the inviting aromas from the kitchen welcoming everyone, who brought with them more food, as they came through the front door. We remember, with love, the grandparents, aunts and uncles who are no longer with us, but remain present through the many family traditions they helped create, which are still honored to this day. We remember the many expressions of gratitude voiced as we went around the table; . . . good health . . . being employed . . . new opportunities, like cousin Michael off to college . . . and always, an appreciation of family, although the younger members inevitably expressed thanks for a new bike, or a pair of roller skates. We remember the women working together, sometimes singing, as they washed, wiped and put away stacks and stacks of dishes. We remember the laughter; we remember the love.
This year you have an opportunity to add new traditions to your family’s memory book – celebrating Thanksgiving dinner with family at your new apartment at The Alexander. Think about the endless possibilities available to make the day even more special and less stressful. Your kitchen, equipped with modern, top-of-the-line Whirlpool appliances for cooking and baking is ready to prepare a feast, and no need to worry about getting that stack of dishes washed and dried. The dishwasher will easily take care of that, allowing you more time to enjoy your guests. If you need additional seating to comfortably accommodate your guests, the modern design of your apartment offers additional space to set an extra table your guests, particularly if you’re considering a ‘children’s’ table for the little ones, who now outnumber the adults. And, speaking of the little ones, we all know how rambunctious they can get while waiting for dinner to begin. Why not keep them busy at one of the two on-site play areas available at The Alexander? Sure the dads watching the football game will appreciate that! Or, the dads can visit the Game Room and socialize with other dads who are also watching the game.
Let’s revisit this scenario. With still an hour to go until its’ turkey time
- the little ones are having a ball playing in the indoor Children’s play room
- the dads are in the Game Room, completely undistracted, where their only focus is on the large TV screen, and the only sound they hear is the roar of the crowd
- the moms, undisturbed by whiny children or ‘requests’ from the dads, are relaxing in the apartment, sipping a glass of wine as they marvel at the amazing lifestyle and amenities to be had living at The Alexander
We see several possibilities for the beginning of new family traditions, don’t you? Don’t be surprised, while giving thanks around the dining room table, when someone says they are thankful for spending Thanksgiving Day at The Alexander this year ‘cause it was the best ever! Wonder who that’ll be?
Happy Thanksgiving, from our house to yours.
Rego Park, Queens is a neighborhood that has seen many changes over the years. Once considered the suburbs, it is now a bustling community home to many families. The population of the area, like much of New York City, has grown a great deal over the past 50 years. Today, just a short subway ride from Manhattan, Rego Park offers residents and visitors easy access to other areas of the city. The E, G, R and V lines of the New York City subway system stop at 63rd Drive and Queens Boulevard. The community has adapted to reflect the changing, diverse residents and their needs, as is evident in the growth of venues for the arts and theater, museums, musical arenas and of course, Rego Park’s next-door-neighbor, Citi field. A proposed Queens version of the popular NYC High Line will begin, or end, depending on the direction in which you’re walking, in Rego Park.
Rego Center, an in-door shopping complex built in two phases to accomodate the growing population, is bordered by the Long Island Expressway, Junction Boulevard, Queens Boulevard, 63rd Drive, and 99th Street. With major tenants like Costco, Sears, Century 21, and a constant draw for national retailers, the mall is noted to be the most popular shopping destination in Queens. Management remains focused on the community. Children are entertained with special free events; Mad Science Saturday is a neighborhood favorite of Rego Park children, holidays are acknowledged with parties and parades, and Family Fun Day features games, prizes, face painting and entertainment which is equally enjoyed by the moms and dads.
In the latest ‘what-will-they-think-of-next’ effort to offer the ideal Rego Park life-style, Vornado Realty Trust, the developers of the property, have constructed a luxury rental twenty story tower soaring above the mall. Called The Alexander at Rego Center, the building contains 312 apartments with a mix of studios, one-bedroom, one-bedroom + home office, and two-bedroom units.
Every apartment is well planned, with 9′ ceilings, hardwood flooring, the latest in high-end appliances, including washer/dryer combos (not available in three studios), oak wood kitchen cabinets, porcelain tiles and quartz counters in baths, and so much more. The building is enhanced with amenities found in New York City apartments; indoor and outdoor play areas for children, an adult fitness center with an outdoor Yoga lawn, a wood-burning fireplace in the Club Room, and a pool table and video game nook in the Game Room. Wait, there’s still more! The Alexander has a full-time doorman, concierge service and on-site parking.
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to live in style, comfort and convenience. Come take a tour of the building and see for yourself. Expect the unexpected!
DNAinfo.com New York is a leading on-line source covering newsworthy happenings taking place within our five boroughs. Although most reports are related to subjects about education, politics, crime, sports, and dining, reporter Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska saw fit to write an article about The Alexander, Rego Park’s newest prestigious rental building, and of the unique and luxurious lifestyle available for its’ residents.
We quote . . .
“The Alexander, built atop the Rego Center Mall, boasts Manhattan-style amenities. Take a Sneak Peek Inside New Luxury Tower Atop Rego Center Mall.”
QUEENS — A newly opened luxury rental building atop the Rego Center Mall offers Manhattan-style amenities and “spectacular views,” according to the developer.
The 27-story building, called The Alexander at Rego Center, at 61-55 Junction Boulevard boasts a rooftop terrace with seating and a barbecue area as well as an indoor and outdoor children’s playground.
“Rising 27 stories above Rego Center, residents will marvel at the breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, Central Queens and beyond while enjoying easy access to the roster of nationally-recognized retailers and eateries below at the area’s premier shopping destination,” the developer said in a statement.
Residents don’t even have to go out to have a busy social life as the 312-apartment tower features a fitness center, game room and social lounge with a kitchen and fireplace.
Constructed by Vornado Realty Trust, the pet friendly building also offers 24-hour concierge, bike storage and onsite parking.
The apartments, as first reported by Curbed, come with “nine-foot ceiling heights, white oak flooring, Caesarstone quartz countertops and Italian porcelain tile flooring in kitchens and baths, and Whirlpool stainless steel appliances,” according to the developer.
Monthly rents start from $2,025 for studios, $2,360 for one-bedroom apartments and $3,180 for two-bedroom units.
In recent years, Rego Park has been getting an infusion of upscale buildings that offer luxury units. Located near the Long Island Expressway and about 45 minutes from midtown Manhattan by train, Rego Park has been popular among young families who find it more affordable than Forest Hills or Astoria.
“We believe The Alexander is a perfect complement to the area and one that will attract both existing and new residents who are drawn to Rego Park’s attributes and desire a more modern, amenity-rich lifestyle,” said Geoff Smith, vice president of development for Vornado Realty Trust.”
We couldn’t agree more. Come see for yourself and plan to fall in love. Call 718-271-1166 and make an appointment to visit. The Alexander at Rego Center is now available for leasing and immediate occupancy.
The Alexander at Rego Center
61-55 Junction Blvd
Rego Park, New York 11374
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