It hardly feels like The Gates happened six months ago, but they did and the Post has an update of where they are now. Most likely, The Gates are headed to a home improvement store not in this NYC-area, as the materials have been recycled as promised. The billowing curtains were stripped and respun into "new" nylon thread, while the metal parts were melted down and the saffron metal parts were ground into 500,000 pounds of chips. Then Plastival, a Chicago company, turned the chips into fencing that is white vinyl on the outside but saffron on the inside. So, a little bit of our shared Central Park experience may be on the lawns of Middle America, where they won't have to deal with a Gates hangover. Now, for the Floating Island's dirt to be spread across the the country as well.
Gothamist on The Gates.