Homeless Advocate: A penny for the homeless! A penny is all we ask. Everyone is ignoring me over a penny. Don’t laugh at me. It’s not funny. –Times Square
Protestor: I really want to get arrested. What do you think I should do? –After a protest outside Stuyvesant Church, East Village
A protestor holds a banner reading “Stop the Police State” and is wearing a t-shirt that says the same. He turns to the policeman standing next to him. Protestor: Do you remember how civilians stopped tanks in Tiannamen Square in 1989? That would NEVER happen here–tanks don’t stop for people here. –Union Square
Sidewalk solicitor, eagerly carrying clipboard: Would you please help the…
Pitch target: No spam! (walks away briskly, not looking back)
Activist: Do you have a few minutes for the environment?
Pedestrian: I don't live here.
Activist: That's okay, the environment's everywhere.
–5th Ave & 16th St
Volunteer with clipboard: Do you have a minute to help the environment?
Suit on cell: Fuck the environment, I hope the shit blows up!
–14 St b/w 5th & 6 Ave
Greenpeace guy: Hey, sign this petition!
Girl in black: No, thanks.
Greenpeace guy: It's to save the Earth!
Girl in black: Fuck the Earth.
Greenpeace guy: But what about the children?
Girl in black: Fuck the children.
–7th Ave & 25th
Overheard by: NSC
ASPCA volunteer: Hey, you have a moment for animals?
Busy man: Yeah… at lunch.
Onlooker: Ice cold!
Protester outside UN: Down with the British!
British coworker: What's with this shit?
American coworker: Apparently Britain is controlling the American government!
British coworker: Why the fuck haven't I been told?
–47th & 2nd
Overheard by: David
“Legalize Marijuana” volunteer: Legalize marijuana now!
Cop to another: Man, I agree with that.
–Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
Overheard by: Remi