A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 09, 2013
Rego Parker (inhabitant of Rego Park, Queens)

"Rego Parker” is the name of an inhabitant of Rego Park, in the borough of Queens. The name “Rego Parker” has been cited in print since at least 1927.

Wikipedia: Rego Park, Queens
Rego Park is a upper middle class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards
12 July 1927, The Daily Star (Queens, NY), “300 Rego Park Residents Ride Busses to Coney,” pg. 3, col. 3:
Finally when the lights were being extinguished one by one and the places were being closed for the night and no more lure could be found, the Rego Parkers returned home in an impromptu “Rego Tia” role.

Old Fulton Post Cards
23 July 1930, The Daily Star (Queens, NY), pg. 13, col. 1:
In the first game the Wanderers lost because they could not match the pitching and fielding of the Rego Parkers.

Google Books
Health Policy Advisory Center Bulletin
Issues 1-30
Pg. 57:
On the grounds that community nental health could mean “addicts” and “crazies” right there n the community—Rego Parkers organized and blocked the enter plans.

Google Books
Single in New York
By Victoria Sandvik
Holbrook, MA: B. Adams
Pg. 95:
WHO: Mostly Forest-Hillians, Rego-Parkers, and Kew-Gardenites, spanning two generations.

New York (NY) Times
COPING; A Journey Home to Any February in the 50’s
Published: February 20, 1994
They all looked like Rego Parkers from the 50’s.

Village Voice (New York, NY)
Close-up on Rego Park
By Francine Russo Tuesday, Dec 10 2002
Famous Residents: One of the best-known Rego Parkers lives only on the page—Vladek Spiegelman, hero of Art Spiegelman’s classic graphic novel Maus

Daily News (New York, NY)
New York’s top real estate family creates Rego Park’s premier rental
LeFrak family converts a 40-year-old office tower into a luxury apartment building

UPDATED: THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012, 5:39 PM
Rego Parkers have everything they need right at their footsteps, so a luxury rental building is only natural for the area, which already enjoys two thriving malls, mom-and-pop shops on Queens Boulevard and tree-lined side streets filled with more nationalities than one can count on two hands.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • Tuesday, April 09, 2013 • Permalink