Friday, October 21, 2011
EDC seeks name for park at Queens Plaza
From the Times Ledger:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg invited city residents last week to leave a permanent mark on a new open space at Queens Plaza as the project to improve the major hub of transportation in Long Island City nears completion.
Up until Oct. 26, city residents have a chance to submit to the city Economic Development Corp. potential names for the Long Island City open space that has been created at the intersection of Queens Plaza and Northern and Queens boulevards.
This part of the neighborhood is at the entrance to the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge and a short walk from skyscrapers with offices for both private businesses and government entities.
“Everyone knows that New Yorkers are full of opinions, so who better to ask to come up with a great name for the greatest new open space in Queens?” Bloomberg said in a statement.
The EDC is asking for submissions that reflect the site history, neighborhood, natural environment or location. Names of individuals and corporations are not allowed, the EDC said.
How about Concrete Crap Park? Dead Trees Park? Millstone Mall? Go ahead, have some fun.