I recently had a case that took place in Rego Park Queens. I have been in this area many times. This time I happened to be doing surveillance on a potential cheating spouse. I arrived early to find the best possible vantage point with which to observe the subject when they left their residence. While waiting for the subject to appear, I took a few moments to look around at the neighborhood as the sun was about to rise. Just then a large, brightly colored leaf floated down from the tree above and landed right across my windshield. I quietly opened my window (so as to not make any noise and wake up any sleeping dogs in the area) and reached out to remove the “visual obstacle.” It is one of my favorite times of the year. The leaves are at full peak and the scene looks like a page from a coloring book with the scene all colored in by a child. Different colored leaves were strewn all over the trees, the sidewalks and, of course, the cars.
Prior to arriving at the subject’s residence, I always drive around the area to get a feel for it and in so doing, this time I came upon a park. I got out and took a walk over and read the name on the sign that was posted on the black iron fence, surrounding the playground. It said “The Real Good Playground” which I found rather funny. I assumed that there must be a reason that they would choose such a name for a playground, so, being naturally curious (i.e. Private Investigator) I decided to do some research when I got back to the office. So when my case was finished, I grabbed a slice of apple pie and went to my desk and got to work letting Google do its magic.
I found out that the name comes from the developers of the Rego Park area back in the 1920s. The name of the company was the “Real Good Construction Company” – another name that I found pretty direct and slightly humorous. When they completed the project, they needed a name for the area. Judging by the name they chose for their company, I assume they were not the “think outside the box” type when it came to names. I’m assuming that the “Real Good Town” name was taken already. So being the marketing geniuses that they apparently were, they decided to take the first two letters of both words and came up with RE-GO. Put them together and what do you get? REGO. Put a “Park” after it, to emphasize the “park-like” setting they were aiming for and there you have it – Rego Park was born. (I heard you just turned 100 years old by the way so “Happy Birthday Rego Park”).
One of the perks of working in New York City – especially Queens – is that each neighborhood has its own “vibe” which makes it unique unto itself. I view each borough as a jigsaw puzzle of sorts with the neighborhoods being the differently shaped pieces that make up one beautiful picture. This picture is part of a larger “group picture” which makes up New York City. Rego Park is a gem in this giant puzzle. With its great family life and above-average schools, as well as top night life and diversity, it was rated as one of the best places to live in New York by Niche.com.
Not long after my research, I was off to a custody surveillance in Kew Gardens. This time the subject went with their children to a park. Can you guess which park I wound up following them to? You guessed it –the “Real Good Playground” in Rego Park. It was quite a déjà vu moment for me I admit. I texted my wife and told her where I was and she was just as surprised as I was. How crazy is that? I was just here on a totally unrelated case and now I was back once again. The only thing that would have made it weirder was if the other subject I was following weeks before showed up. Then it would have turned into a “two for one” surveillance and I would have definitely have run out and bought a lottery ticket.
Just before Thanksgiving, I was on a third case in Elmhurst. This time I had a missing person’s case, which often take off during the holidays. People often reminisce more at this time of year as the marketing often leans towards couples or a family get together. They envision their life and how different it would be with this person sitting with them at the table, passing the cranberry sauce and stuffing and joking about the time that Aunt so-and-so dropped the turkey and the dog ran off with it.
But I digress. Back to the case. So I met with the client and found out that the last known residence for this person was – guess where? Yup! Rego Park. It seems like all roads this Thanksgiving seem to lead to Rego Park. Needless to say, my wife and I seem to have quite a bit of work in the area and have come to know it very well. So if you are looking for a “Real Good Private Investigator” in Rego Park, then look no further. We are here to help you find that lost love, follow that cheater or keep an eye on the ex when they have the kids next weekend. We want to help, but the next step is yours. We are just a text or call away. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to polish off the rest of that leftover pumpkin pie from Thanksgiving and to buy that lottery ticket!
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