73-year-old Queens deli closing; owner blames bike lanes for demise
REGO PARK, Queens -- For 73 years, Ben's Best Delicatessen in Rego Park has been serving up some of the best classic deli dishes in Queens, becoming a staple along Queens Boulevard, but despite its reputation, the eatery will shutter its doors by the end of the month. At the helm of the kosher deli is Jay Parker, whose father originally opened the business and passed it along to him in the 1980s.