Sunday, February 28, 2021
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

This February/March Marks the 15th Anniversary of "The Gates"

February 19, 2020 --

This February and March, the question is:  can the mayor who overruled the objection of the New York City bureaucracy to "The Gates" exhibition in Central Park, 15 years ago, these months, work to garner, successfully, the Democratic nomination for president, this summer. 

"The Gates," the creation of the late Jeanne-Claude and Christo, proved a hugely popular event and, not insignificantly, a business boon for Manhattan. Jeanne Claude and Christo conceived the idea of "The Gates" in 1979; it took a quarter-century for a mayor to come along who was simpatico with their vision. 

These fifteen years later, will the former mayor become known as Mighty Mike, the Democrat's challenger to President Trump, November 3?     

For the LPR stories and images of "The Gates," please go to the 2005 archives. 

LPR has a hunch the articles and images, after 15 years, should go viral.

Please click the following link to visit the LPR 2005 Archives --



From the LPR Archives - 2005 -- Christo and Jeanne-Claude with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

From the LPR Archives - 2005 -- Mayor Mike Bloomberg visiting "The Gates."

From the LPR Archives - 2005 -- Leaving the park, March 11, LPR chatted with an east sider who seemed rueful that he did not have his camera to photograph the last of
"Ther Gates." He did tell LPR, however, that he went to every part of Central Park to see "The Gates,"
visiting places in the park he had never been to.

Asked if he had taken any photographs, he replied immediately, "hundreds."

Given the estimate of some 4 million visitors to "The Gates," how many millions of photographs permanently
record this temporary work of art?