Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The Gates are NOT closed yet

March 1, 2005
As of yesterday, the "Gates" are officially closed. Reality looks
different! The dismantling of the gates takes a long time; it started at
the Northern end of Central Park, i.e. in Harlem. The Southern end is
still untouched and will be for quite some time. A walk through the
"Gates" is now more beautiful than ever. There are no tourists and,
apart from a few dogwalkers, no New Yorkers in the park. Hotels are
empty and more affordable than during the show. It is THE OCCASION to
have the "Gates" all to yourself without masses of people taking
millions of pictures. ENJOY THE GATES!