This detached, single-family home at 69-07 Alderton Street in Rego Park has a sun porch, eat-in kitchen and a bright dining room. In addition to its three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, there’s an attic, large finished basement and plenty of closets.
Other pluses are the private driveway and garage, as well as the location. The house is a short walk from Trader Joe’s, banks and pharmacies, two movie theaters and shopping. There are several bus stops within a couple blocks and it’s a 20-minute walk to the E, M and R trains at 67th Avenue.
George Clinton and Funkadelic highlight a series of free outdoor concerts this week. In addition to the live music, fun-seekers can choose a Colombia flower extravaganza (above), a noncompetitive bike race, a book festival, plenty of movies, and a night market. Here’s the rundown.
July 9, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, 7:30 pm. The Central Astoria LDC’s 2015 Waterfront Concert Series begins with a night of music from the Harlem Renaissance (1930s-1940s). Free. Astoria Park’s Great Lawn, Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and the pool.
July 9, Preview Screening of Boulevard with director Dito Montiel in person, 7 pm. The movie Boulevard premiered to warm praise at the Tribeca Film Festival, but its release was delayed after main actor Robin Williams’s death last summer. Now it premieres on July 10, but it screens at the Museum of the Moving Image the night before with Astoria-born director Montiel in attendance. $15. MMI, 36-01 35th Avenue, Kaufman Arts District.
July 9, Flushing Historical Diversity Tour, 6:30 pm. Official Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum walks and talks about the area’s past and present. $12/$6 for children. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard.
On your mark. Get set. Go…but not too fast. On July 12, the eighth annual Tour de Queens will take participants on a roughly 20-mile loop that starts and ends in Astoria Park. Basically a rolling parade, the tour rides en masse at a family-friendly pace –about 10 mph — with NYPD escorts, volunteer safety marshals, and occasional stops at intersections to gather riders. This year’s route goes through Long Island City, Sunnyside, Rego Park, Forest Hills, and Corona with an optional rest stop with light snacks and water at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village.
Proceeds go to Transportation Alternatives, a nonprofit that promotes bicycling, walking, and the use of public transit in New York City.
Details: Tour de Queens, meet in the Astoria Park parking lot off 19th Street and Hoyt Avenue North, Astoria, July 12, 8 am check in, $22.50.
Photo by Tour de Queens
This two-bedroom apartment in Rego Park is part of a six-story building built in 1955. The living room is very spacious, and the master bedroom fits a king-sized mattress. The pictures on the listing indicate the second bedroom is a child’s, but it still looks like a good size.
The kitchen, as it’s set up now, is eat-in, but there is enough room in the living room area for a dining table and chairs if needed. There is a dishwasher in the kitchen, laundry and storage in the building, and a private gated backyard. The monthly rent is $2,250.
The M and R trains are one block away, and the Forest Hills LIRR station is two stops away from there. The Q38, Q59, Q60, and Q72 buses are all within walking distance. There are lots of shopping and dining options in the area, and there is an elementary school across the street. Click through for more photos.
This three-bedroom, 1.5 bath duplex in Rego Park is part of a 13-story co-op building built in 1950. The first floor has a spacious living room, kitchen, laundry, and half bathroom. The second floor has the bedrooms and full bathroom which can be added in the master bedroom. The kitchen is a bit narrow but has a dishwasher, built-in microwave, and a separate nook for eating. There is an indoor garage, and pets are allowed. The ask is $565,000 with an estimated monthly mortgage of $2,157.92.
The building is about one block away from the M and R trains, and the QM12, Q23, and Q60 buses are all within walking distance. There are plenty of dining options and shopping in the area. The Queens Center Mall is two train stops away, and Forest Hills Stadium is one stop away. Click through for more photos.
This Rego Park rental is part of a 15-story building built in 1986. The two-bedroom, two-bath has lots of space, hardwood floors throughout, a washer/dryer in the unit, and a large balcony. The kitchen has a fair amount of space and has a built-in dishwasher. There aren’t photos of the bedrooms listed, but the living room is spacious. The monthly rent is $2,500.
The building is in a heavily populated area. The Queens Center Mall is on the other side of the highway, and the Rego Park Center is across the street. There are also lots of dining options nearby. The M and R trains, and the Q11, Q21, Q29, Q38, Q52, Q53, Q59, Q60, and Q72 buses are all within walking distance. There are also parks and playgrounds in the area. Click through for more photos.
This two-bedroom in Rego Park is on the second floor of a private building that was built in 2008. The combo kitchen has lots of cabinets and counter space, there are wood floors throughout, and you have your very own balcony. Gas, heat, and water are included in the monthly rent of $2,100, and there is parking space available for $200 per month.
Transportation options are all within walking distance. You’ve got the M/R trains and the Q38, Q60, Q72, Q59, and QM18 buses. The Queens Center Mall is a ten minute walk away, and Rego Park Center shopping is two blocks away. There are also a lot of dining options in the area. Click through for more photos.
Here’s a two-bedroom condo for rent in a six-story building. The building is fairly new, built in 2013. This unit comes with two bathrooms, a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer.
There are bars, lounges, and restaurants in the area, and it’s about a 10-minute walk from the M and the R trains.
The Rego Park shopping center is next to the nearest M and R train station, and the Queens Center Mall is just one stop from there. The rent comes in at $2,350 per month. Click through for more photos.
Eggs can be symbols of life, fertility, rebirth, and even the resurrection of Jesus. Rabbits laying these ovoids and hiding them in gardens doesn’t really comply with nature, but the Easter Bunny is believed to come from a legend that German immigrants brought to the United States. Regardless of the facts and origins, Queens is hopping with great, secular Easter activities, which are listed on the jump page along with another image.
Brooklyn has hipsters. Queens has Hip-to-Hip. This theater company, which specializes in family-friendly productions, performs Shakespeare classics for free in various public spaces throughout the borough each summer. This year, Hip-to-Hip will put on the Bard of Avon’s Two Gentlemen of Verona, an early slapstick comedy about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness…and a dog, and Cymbeline, a late romance/fairy tale about a king, his only daughter, an evil stepmother, and a forbidden love. The professional actors will perform in repertory, and 30 minutes before each performance, they will host “Kids & The Classics,” an interactive workshop for children of all ages.
Details after the jump.