A local's guide to Rego Park

Rego Park restaurant Bamboo Ya serves a large collection of sakis. Photo via Google Maps.

Rego Park restaurant Bamboo Ya serves a large collection of sakis. Photo via Google Maps.

After noticing a significant gap in the New York City tourism website's Queens coverage, we asked readers to submit their suggestions for things to do, places to eat and sites to visit in their favorite neighborhoods — and they responded!

The NYCGo site only profiled nine Queens neighborhoods, so we're bringing you our readers' responses for what to do in the dozens of communities that make our borough the best in the world.

For the second installment in our experts' guide to Queens communities, Rego Park native Peter Beadle submitted his favorite spots in the neighborhood. Beadle is an attorney, Community Board 6 member and Queens County Democratic Committee member.

Eagle  map by David Brand.

Eagle map by David Brand.

What are the best places to go, people to see and things to do in your neighborhood? 

We have a really interesting and diverse collection of restaurants and food stores that draw heavily from Central Asia, but include Russian, Japanese, Turkish and Latin and South American countries. 

Black Sea is a Turkish restaurant with a large menu serving everything from kebabs to octopus. 

At Bamboo Ya, the collection of sakis is larger than many bars’ beer list. Plus we have some of the best shopping in all of Queens. 

Add to that one of NYC's newest and best-protected bikeways, and you can easily plan a day around biking, shopping and food you've never tried before.