TAKE BACK THE PARK
The DAILY DIRT TAKE BACK THE PARK
May 18, 2006
A daily report on the happening in Golden Gate Park(ing lot)
to allow some of her Oscars to be viewed by visitors to her museum.
"Dede Wilsey said last week that she owns at least 50 or 60 of Oscar de la Renta's creations, with five or six more due for home delivery any minute -- and practically made it official that there will be a de la Renta retrospective at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum's Costume Institute in the future.
Wilsey said she has a "basement'' full of Oscar gowns and would be happy to donate them to the museum. "Oscar has divested me of more money over the years than even the museum,'' she said."
It must be noted that in the months of debate over allowing the public to use a portion of JFK Drive as a Park, Dede was seem daily plying the halls of City Hall defending her right to demand that the Park remain first and foremost a parking lot for her museums employees and patrons. Though the Board of Supervisors voted 7 to 4 to approve a 6-month trial in order to evaluate the actual impacts of a small strip of carfree park roadway, Dede was able to convince Mayor "Gavy" a close family friend, to protect her parking needs. "How dare those people threaten my right to be worshipped with their paltry recreational needs."
THIS WEEKEND IN THE PARK: BAY TO BREAKERS: To help plan your viewing of a most unique spectacle of humanity we have posted small sampling of "contestants" as they passed 8th and JFK last year. Note in addition to the times they passed we did a random sampling of blood achohol level.
Remember it's not a Park it's a Parking Lot.
Up coming topic: Why there will be no Music in the Music Concourse, or Concourse (public gathering space) for that matter.