Archive for 2012

Little René Descartes Realized He Was On to Something

Woman showing pictures to child: This is Sammy… And this is Abe when he was four. He looks like an alien with those sunglasses.
Child: What's an alien?
Woman: It's like… like someone who lives on the moon or something. But aliens aren't real. They don't exist.
Child: But Abe exists!

–Kid-friendly Diner, Brooklyn

Overheard by: ABrooklynBaby'sNanny


Yome to Class Very, Very Tanned.

Girl #1: Even though I'm not a feminist I think I'm really gonna like this Women's History class.
Girl #2: Yeah, I love my African History class and I'm not black, so, you know…

–116th St & Broadway


The Best Part Is, It Wasn't Halloween.

(guy gets on train wearing a suit with a giant AIG name tag and carrying a stuffed garbage bag marked with $$ signs)
Guy sitting by door
: Hey, man, is that your Halloween costume or did you just get off work?

AIG guy: Nah man, I'm just coming from work. Wanted to bring home a little of my cash, you know, in case I wanted to buy something tonight.

–Downtown 6 Train


No Wonder I'm Getting Hungary.

Child, reading overhead sign: R train local to Austria.
Mom: That says “Astoria,” son.

–R Train

Overheard by: Acacia


It's So Cute That You Think Brooklyn Is Part Of NY

Man: No, you're a hipster!
Hipster chick: No I'm not!
Man: Yes you are! I've decided, anyone who moves to New York and wasn't born in New York is a hipster–using up my resources!
Hipster chick: (giggles)

–Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Overheard by: Kris


We Heart This Lady

Foreign lubavitcher offering hanukkah menorahs and candles: Jew? Jew? Jew?
Middle-aged lady in a hurry: No thanks, I've already got one.

–82nd & Broadway

Overheard by: Harriet Vane


Why You Guys Always Gotta Ride Me?

(NYU hip kid in $2,000 bike grabs the seatpost of passing messenger's bike, attempting to get a hand accelerating)
Messenger
: What the fuck are you doing?

NYU hip kid: Tough city man, we gotta stick together!
Messenger: We? (laughs)

–MacDougal & W4th

Overheard by: Nick