Up Close (And Personal) with The Alexander Resident Josh Rhett Noble

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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?
Sunnyside, Queens

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.

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Achieve True Luxury at The Alexander

 

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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!

 

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