In parts of Rego Park—in the winding streets of the Crescents, for example, with their rambling mock-Tudor houses—you, well . . . saunter. But when you reach Queens Boulevard, lined with six-story brick apartment buildings and high-rises, you'd better dash—at least if you're crossing the thoroughfare known locally as Death Boulevard. This six-lane commercial avenue, which bisects Rego Park, has seen more than its share of accidents. But recent traffic improvements have cut down on fatalities, and you can get all the excitement you want doing your marketing at the mom-and-pop stores, shopping the big chains, eating out ethnic, or just strolling through this international slice of Queensdom. The neighborhood is definitely upscale and upwardly striving: On a Sunday morning at the Shalimar Diner on 63rd Drive, while you munch on onion bagels and lox, you can overhear kids talking about their advanced-placement courses. One draw of the area is that it's within walking distance to Forest Hills' Austin Street strip with its multiplex, Starbucks, Gap, etc., and packed restaurant-and-bar scene. But if Rego Park is a little sister to grande dame Forest Hills, its apartments are more affordable. The neighborhood demographic is youthful, the overwhelming majority between 25 and 59 years old. "There are a lot of young, single people living in apartments close to Queens Boulevard who moved from Manhattan," says Re/Max F.H. Realty broker Joan Patchowsky. "They want less expensive housing, something safer, and an area where they can get into... More >>>