Customer: Do you have a recording of Astrud Gilberto singing, “The Girl from Emphysema?” –Times Square
Woman: Excuse me, where are the literary journals?
B&N Guy: Them’s over there. –Barnes & Noble, Union Square
Art Dealer: Have you been following the election? Are you going to vote?
Man: They both suck. –Washington Square Overheard by: Ray Hannigan
Customer to woman behind fish counter: Are you Italian?
Woman behind fish counter: No. I get accused of being Italian a lot. I'm just Jewish.
–Zabar's, Upper West Side
Overheard by: zabarian
Customer: No, I don't want to dry it here. Thank you.
Laundromat owner: Why not?
Customer: It shrinks in the dryer and I don't want to go out with it like that.
Laundromat owner: Ah, what does it matter if it shrinks, man?
–Laundromat, 8th Ave & 20th St
Overheard by: Katherine
Customer: So, what casino did you go to?
Clerk: The Taj Mahell.
–Smoke Shop, East Village
Overheard by: Evan
Latin guy behind deli counter: Do you need anything else, ma?
Crazy white lady: Don't call me “ma”! I'm not black, I'm not Spanish! I'm American!
–Key Foods, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Person #1, in line for fitting rooms at H&M: How many people actually buy these clothes?
Person #2: A lot.
Person #1: But we live in Westbury, we'll never get to wear these.
–34th St & 7th Ave
Customer: Can I have a large, double-shot latte?
Barista: Do you want milk in your latte?
Overheard by: Julie
Subway employee: And what kind of cheese would you like on your turkey?
–Subway, 98th St & Broadway