Crazy guy: Pawns and shields. Pawns and shields and a meal ticket. That’s all kids are good for. –L train Overheard by: Thomas Byrd
Anthropology professor: If you have a young girl with a knife who starts ripping up her chest, wipes off the blood, and starts rubbing ash onto her, you might call her eccentric.
Stony Brook, New York
Overheard by: I don't think I'd call her at all.
Crazy guy: Yo! Hey, Superman! A dude with a Superman shirt looks horrified. Crazy guy: Yo, man! I’m just like you! I’m Spider-Man! He pulls up his shirt and yanks his underwear up out from under his pants, revealing a Spider-Man logo. Crazy guy: See? You know, if you wasn’t a dude, I wouldn’t have shown you. The Superman dude sees two younger girls watching and laughing. Crazy guy: Yo, don’t talk about me when you get off the train! –L train Overheard by: Matthias
College girl: Oh my god, whoever invented pizza I want to touch intimately!
–111th & Broadway, Koronets Pizza
Little girl pointing at vending machine: You're not telling the truth! It says "made from the best stuff on earth" but the best stuff on earth is pizza! And pudding. And ice cream. All desserts and then pizza. And sushi. And mint tea…
–Grandpa's Pizza, Broadway & Isham
Overheard by: Rose Fox
Energetic young man in "I heart bacon" t-shirt: Can I have a quarter, man, for a slice of pizza? A quarter? Or a cigarette! I'll buy a cigarette off you for seventy-five cents!
–14th & Broadway
Overheard by: dcjg
Woman to girl leaving dance recital: Now you can eat a whole pizza!
–60th St & West End Ave
Guido kid: I wish that dad was here.
Guido kid’s mom: I do too, because the fat fuck owes me a thousand dollars –Penn Station, NJ Transit Overheard by: waiting for his 6:14 train
Hobo #1: Stop it!
Hobo #2 (pulling away stops and yelling): Is this how you treat your autistic son?
Hobo #1 (shocked): You're not my son!
–34th St & Park Ave
Middle-aged woman: Tradition brings us all together and makes us feel close.
Twentysomething woman: That’s not the tradition; it’s the Jack Daniels.
–M60 bus, Triboro Bridge
Overheard by: djlindee
Friend #1: Oh! We should all ride our bikes to Red Hook, check out the ball field, get Swedish meatballs at Ikea and hang out at the flea market.
Friend #2:: I… can't… do that.
Friend #1: Why? Oh, do you not own a bike?
Friend #2: No, I don't. And… I also don't know how to ride a bike.
Friend #1: What? And you live in Williamsburg?
Friend #3: Hey, it's ironic.
–South Street Seaport
Woman #1: I really don’t think you’re leading him on.
Woman #2: That’s what everyone says…but they don’t know I’m grabbing his ass every day. –Bloomingdale’s, 59th Street Overheard by: djlindee
Hobo walking around making gun with hands: Spiderman, Spiderman, Spiderman…
Bag lady, to no one in particular: He thinks he's s Spiderman, but he's really not.
Hobo to hand: She's right, ya know. Spiderman.