Interzone

3 comments April 29th, 2005at 12:35am Posted by Eli

I am intrigued by stories about shadowy realms behind the scenes that no-one ever thinks about – possibly because I feel like I work in one. The cabbie waiting area at JFK airport is a surreal international community in microcosm:

During the day and early evening, the lot feels like a crowded schoolyard, with restless, distracted men hovering over card games or swarming around a soccer ball, their shouts drowned out every 90 seconds by the roar of incoming planes. Haitian drivers favor dominoes played on the trunks of their cars, Russians clot around backgammon boards held up by trash bins and Hispanic drivers crouch between vehicles, throwing dice and sometimes wagering their hard-earned dollars.

As the light faded on Tuesday night, an elderly Korean man jogged around the perimeter while groups of drivers wearing turbans power walked up and down a vacant taxi lane quietly reciting sacred Sikh verses. A charmless patch of concrete behind the restrooms sheltered a dozen kneeling men who prayed toward Mecca.

Cool slideshow, too.

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Weirdness

3 Comments

  • 1. Anonymous  |  April 29th, 2005 at 9:25 pm

    Very cool, Eli. I like your blog!

    Bigvic

  • 2. Eli  |  April 29th, 2005 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks and welcome, vic!

  • 3. oldwhitelady  |  April 30th, 2005 at 9:53 am

    Sounds kind of suspicious to me.


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