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Name A Piece of Queens

The open space is at Queens Plaza in Long Island City.



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    New Yorkers have the chance to leave their mark on a piece of Queens -- City Hall has announced a contest to name a park in Long Island City.

    Mayor Bloomberg and the Parks Department said the open space at Queens Plaza, which was recently transformed with wetlands, plantings and new benches, needs a name.

    The city is asking for name submissions by Oct. 26. The name will be unveiled at a ribbon-cutting event when the $45 million improvement project is complete.

    The city said no names of individuals or corporations will be accepted. Officials are asking for names that reflect the neighborhood and site history.

    Only New York City residents can submit names, and multiple submissions are allowed. A committee of city and community representatives will pick the winner.