Guy: That’s crazy, man. That’s worse than crazy, that’s fucking psychotic! Seventy dollars for a fucking permit. Seventy, eighty dollars for a moving violation, that I understand. But seventy dollars for a fucking permit? The fucking well is running dry! –Prospect Avenue station Overheard by: Alison Teen girl: Let’s order together but have them put it in separate bags. We’ll pay less tax that way. –Wendy’s, Union Square Overheard by: Nathan Kipe Tourist:…no, really! The streets are so clean! –24th & Broadway Overheard by: Manhattman
Guy on cell: Yeah, well, I wipe asses just like you do…only metaphorically. –William Street & Maiden Lane Overheard by: shawn mac Rich lady: When I die, scatter my ashes over Bloomingdale’s. –Neue Gallerie, 86th & 5th Overheard by: Emily Peddler: That piece down there was made from an Apple computer box. Forget the painting; I mean, just the box is gorgeous. I have a bit of a cardboard box fetish. –Spring & Broadway Overheard by: Tommy Raiko Woman on cell: So he was like, “Why are we taking a cab? It’s only 4 or 5 blocks. I know you like exercise. You go to the gym every day.” And I was like, “I only exercise the way God intended…on a treadmill.” I mean, whatever! Right? –54th & Park Overheard by: kittikat
Old lady #1: Here she comes now.
Old lady #2: I’ll be dead by the time she gets here.
Old lady #3: She’s not moving too fast. Their friend arrives. Old lady #1: Aren’t you dead yet? –5th Ave. & 9th St.
Girl #1: I wouldn’t get married in New York, no way.
Girl #2. Me neither.
Girl #1: Out of town somewhere, New Haven, Scarsdale: way better. It’d be ridiculous here. Can you imagine?
Girl #3: Yup, right.
Girl #1: Only if I married for money. If he has money, then it’s a different story. Let’s say, 250k a year. Stockbroker, mortgage investment banker, lawyer surgeon, you know. At least 250 grand, or it might as well be in Boston. And I have to have an au pair, later. –Columbus Circle Overheard by: Christopher Lee
Girl: Is that soup place the Soup Nazi? Did he go out of business?
Guy: Yeah, ever since Soup V.E. Day… –55th & 8th Overheard by: Lindsay Robertson
Chick #1: Look, look, it’s that school. You know they be smokin’ ‘n shit over there!
Chick #2: Yeah, why you think we used to go up in there? I love that school, they be doing X in there ‘n shit. Everybody be chillin’ in da hallways doin’ whateva, makin’ out ‘n shit, you know?
Chick #3: For real?
Chick #2: Why you think we used to hang out there? –D train Overheard by: CM
Construction worker: Wow, baby, come over here and sit on my face!
Girl: Why, is your nose bigger than your dick? –42nd & 6th Overheard by: Mark T
Teenage boy: I really need a girlfriend.
Teenage girl: Why?
Teenage boy: ‘Cause they’re all sweet and soft and crap.
Teenage girl: Go out with Marla. She’s soft.
Teenage boy: No, that’s not soft; that’s obesity. –N train
Girl #1: Get me something else at the bar?
Girl #2: Why?
Girl #1: I’ve run out of alcohol to go with my champagne. –Central Park boathouse
Indie guy: There are so many people here I know from MySpace, but none of them will look me in the face.
–Knitting Factory, Leonard Street
Guy: God, why is there always something with this place? Who are all of these lame yuppies here?
Girl: Who the fuck knows? But man, I swear, until White people learn how to dance, I am sooo boycotting shows at the Knitting Factory… –Knitting Factory, Leonard Street Overheard by: astralgirl01