Woman on phone: New Yorkers smile too fuckin' much.

–Bowery & Houston

Overheard by: Gabriel Sanders

Teen to friend: 25% of the conversation is smiley faces. 25% is talking about Ke$ha. And the other 50% is us making fun of each other.

–Holland Tunnel

Woman to friend: Don't let nobody control your smile! You control your own smile!

–14th St & Ave B

Grandmother to six-year-old Puerto Rican girl: Never look at a white man in the face, especially if he smiles at you.

–Driggs Avenue & Grand Avenue