Archive for 2007

Tough Talk for a Kid from the Bronx

Teacher: What country do we live in?
Very enthusiastic little boy: The United States of New York!
Teacher, a few minutes later: Can someone name a state outside of New York?
Very enthusiastic little boy: Brooklyn!

–First grade classroom, the Bronx

The Plot of Rent, in a Nutshell

NYU kid #1: Man, I’m so over AIDS. I’m sick of people getting it, I’m sick of people spending money on it, and I’m sick of people giving it to other people.
NYU kid #2: Yeah, seriously, fuck AIDS.

–Outside an NYU dorm, University Pl

Drop Something and Follow It

Ghetto chick on cell: Yo, I don’t be unnastandin’ you — you mus’ be talkin’ foreign, ’cause you ain’t talkin’ no American. [Pauses, looking at girl next to her.] Yo, girl, you go to college? ‘Cause you looks smart. [Walks away, then stops at top of stairs, asking no one in particular] Yo, which way is down?

–Grand Central

West Cider Story

Dude #1: Why is New York called the ‘Big Apple’? Maybe it’s if you put together the five boroughs on a map, it looks like a very big apple.
Dude #2: Yes, obviously! What else did you think it could have been?

–W 4th St & MacDougal

Overheard by: V