The yoga group

The Chinese woman came to me. Immediately after her “hello,” and without making a pause for letting me reply to her greetings, she started to tell me her story. She was not in Times Square as a tourist she was there working for a group which aim is fighting against the organ harvesting in prisons… Continue reading The yoga group

Looking for a free table. Some thoughts about territory and territorialization (II)

In the first part of this post, I described a territory being decomposed by the action of different groups that were acting there, creating temporal relationships among them and the space they were affected. In other words, I presented how some elements were territorializing (dominating and transforming) a specific place. In this second part, I… Continue reading Looking for a free table. Some thoughts about territory and territorialization (II)

Four vignettes of horses in the Square

One hour before midnight, sometimes earlier, some carriages are going to Times Square for working there. This activity is still legal in New York City, despite a few attempts for banning it (Neuman, 2017; Gould, 2018), and after 11:30 pm until three in the morning, it is allowed around the Square. During that period, the… Continue reading Four vignettes of horses in the Square

The chess player

I saw him was by casualty. He was reclining on one of the granite benches near the TKTS booths. It was Monday's night at the beginning of September, and the Square was full of people, but next to him was a free spot. I went there and I sat at his side. I did not… Continue reading The chess player

Decomposing the front yard of a library. Some thoughts about territory and territorialization (I)

Many years ago, when I still lived in the metropolitan of Medellin, I was a punk. And as a member of that subculture, I used to go with my punk friends to punk places. One of those places was a library. Well, the outside patio of the library: a big brightly and cemented area near… Continue reading Decomposing the front yard of a library. Some thoughts about territory and territorialization (I)

Lights still on

It was almost midnight and the air was particularly cold due to some sporadic showers during the night. I was seated on a concrete bench in front of an empty and under remodeling spot between Broadway Avenue and W. 47th Street. After 12:00 am, when the area is less transited, a group of workers starts… Continue reading Lights still on