Special Collections Librarian: We have over 1,000 queer porn novels. –Fales Library, NYU Queer hipster on cell: Hey size nine, it’s size zero. Call me back when you get this. –Williamsburg, Bedford Ave
Guy: You know, we really should do something with all that driftwood we brought back from Canada. –West Elm furniture, DUMBO Overheard by: Ashley The husband scoops dog shit in a clear plastic bag, swings it around and calls out to his wife: Hey, Marla! Ya hungry? Hot fudge, fresh from the oven! –Prince St. between Thompson & West Broadway
Guy: I drink so much coffee, that if my girlfriend gives me a blowjob she can’t sleep all night afterwards. –Wall St. Starbucks Black chick: It smells like the bottom of a slave ship in here. –Sapphire Lounge, LES
Hobo: Folks, help me out. I am trying to get my rotor blade fixed on my helicopter! –W. 10th and 7th Ave Overheard by: Alex Wipf Connecticut woman: It was such a joke among my friends; I was always going out with artists or unemployed people…which I guess is the same thing. –Cuppa Cuppa, East Village
Girl on cell: …and it was right after he said that that I started doing double penetration, and I’ve never looked back. –C train Overheard by: Mickey Marx Conductor: Ladies and gentlemen, this is the B train. B like, like, like, um, brothel. –B train Overheard by: ed
Girl on cell: I knew it was over when I grabbed his shirt and he told me I was pulling his hair. –Bleecker & W. 11th Overheard by: Alaska Guy: Yeah, but the guy’s the Michael Jackson of dishwashing… –Houston Street & Avenue B Overheard by: Andrew Williams
Black guy: It is the last day of Black History Month and nobody sent me a card?
White guy: Well then, happy Black History Month.
Black guy: Yeah sure, whatever!
White guy: No, seriously, thank you! Thank you for Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Richard Pryor…
Black guy: Well I guess tomorrow I have to back to sitting in the back of the bus!
White guy: No! What are you talking about? We don’t pick on blacks anymore! That’s what gays are for!
Black guy: Ohhh! –Graham Street station Overheard by: Philip Rafferty
Some kids were making gun noises.
Dad: Nah, the trick is to use a silencer. –Amity Diner, UES Overheard by: Anastasia Dyakovskaya
Teenager #1: So she 14, and you 17?
Teenager #2: Yeah, man.
Teenager #1: That’s nasty! You a rapist! –R train
Black guy on cell: …she’s just a fucking secretary. All she knows about computers she learned from watching some dude. Me? I’m a guru who taught at the New School. I don’t get any respect because of my dreads… –Madison and 45th