20-something girl to friend: I'm sorry, but what is the big fucking deal with eating on the sidewalk? Back courtyard? Sure. Rooftop? Fuck, yeah! But the fucking sidewalk? Homeless people up in my face. Loud trucks up in my ears. Carcinogens up in my lungs. I mean… really? New Yorkers are all fucked up. –2nd Ave b/w 6th & 7th Overheard by: Dodd Loomis Ditzy blond tourist: New York is the most foreign place in America I've ever been to! –F Train Overheard by: Chelsea S. Indian guy on phone: I don't wanna be like the Bengali fob! I'm gonna show up and be like the original New York gangsta! –B61 Bus Bar customer to table next to him: I need to visit New York, everyone that visits is always happy. Everyone that lives here in New York is always miserable. –Chambers St Little boy, with great excitement: I just tripped in New York City! –Times Square
Indian-looking woman in sari: Achoo! (sneezes)
Man: Bless you.
Indian-looking woman in sari: Oh, no. Thank you. –Busy Laundromat, Astoria
Girl #1: You know, I’ve never met a gay person that wasn’t West Indian.
Girl #2: Really?
Girl #1: Yeah. You know [Toby] in the office? He came in today and asked me how much time off he could get when he gets married to his boyfriend.
Girl #2: But he’s bald!…And he’s not West Indian.
Girl #1: Oh yeah. –3 train
Black street dealer: Coke? Weed, my brotha?
Desi dude: I’m not black, I’m Indian, my nigga. –St. Mark’s & 3rd Overheard by: Innocent XXX
20-something dude to another: It's so hard to get laid in this city before 11 pm! –M-15 Bus Hottie: I am in New York City. You need to make $250,000 to live like a white person. –28th & 29th Overheard by: A black person from Chicago 20-something male to female: So you'd better be prepared. It's like the Times Square of New York. –16th St & Union Square Overheard by: Annie B Middle-aged Hispanic dude to Indian salesperson: This is New York City. Nobody's gonna kill you, okay? –Rite-Aid Young gay man: That's what I hate about New York City. It's such a fucking small town. –14th St & 2nd Ave Overheard by: molls
Indian counter-person #1 to girl buying beer: Do you want a straw?
Girl: No, thanks.
Indian counter-person #2: I hear you get more fucked up if you drink it from a straw. –Spring & Mott Overheard by: Clannah
Conductor in thick Indian accent: Everybody's stressed out on their way to work, but remember you only came on the train with two hands! If you feel a third hand on you, feel free to do whatever you want with it! –Uptown A Train Overheard by: megan rose Young woman on cell: Daddy? Mommy said you called. Is it about your testicles? –78th & Lexington Overheard by: Bob Man on cell: I just saw this human female walk by with these legs… –SoHo Overheard by: Another human female Passing female coworker: Stick my finger up to the middle knuckle to make sure it's warm. –31st St Dorky guy to friends: So then she gets on the table and the next thing you know, one leg is over her head and I just didn't know what to do with myself… –3rd & 23rd Overheard by: tila Jersey lady: Now I have to straddle him, hold on to his ears, and do it. –Metro North Train Overheard by: Wow. Just… wow.
Brown girl: Oh my god, did you see the new Cheetah Girls movie? The one where they go to India? It's so offensive!
White friend: To what? Cheetahs?
Brown girl: Brown people? –Stuyvesant High School
Loud office chick: Oh my god, I found, like, four condoms on the bookshelf! –Hudson St Overheard by: Harriet Vane Serious teen on cell: If you use a condom… It doesn't count. –Murray Hill 40-something woman to two 20-year-old men: Don't believe any girl when she tells you she's on birth control. Take your condom and keep it in your wallet. –19th St & 5th Ave Overheard by: McCrum Guy on cell: You're just mad because your dick is tiny and the condom slipped off. –Greenpoint, Brooklyn Powerwalking Indian woman: I mean, isn't that why I went on the pill? So guys can come in me? –40th & Queens Blvd, Queens Overheard by: Ohmarkus
Pretentious hipster: So where are you ethnically from?
Indian girl: India.
Pretentious hipster: Well, I know that, but are you from Bangladesh, Pakistan, or India?
Indian girl: India.
Pretentious hipster: Ohhh, you’re Native American.
Indian girl: I’ll take that drink now. –Welcome to the Johnsons Bar, Lower East Side Overheard by: blondie