Hipster girl: I hate it when obviously uncool people wear flannel. –E Train Overheard by: dru Hipster girl: Shark Week is a week? It lasted like a month last year. –N 6th St, Williamsburg Frumpy hipster: No! Hipsters melt in the rain! –McCarren Park Pool, Greenpoint Hipster on cell: No, I've never heard of a nocturnal squirrel… Do you even… Wait, are you trying to tell me you're gay?! No? Well, this is awkward… –Central Park Hipster guy to another: Have you ever played with yourself under a blacklight? There's like all kinds of shit on your dick! –Union Hall Overheard by: Cass Frumpy mom, holding up item for hipster tween daughter: Catherine, is this ironic? –Beacon's Closet, Williamsburg
Six-year-old girl to dog (repeatedly): High-five! High-five! High-five!
(dog dodges her and owner ignores her)
Girl's grandmother, excitedly: I just know, in my heart of hearts, she's going to be a veterinarian when she grows up. She just loves animals so much! Even our little rabbits she carries around…I just know she's going to be a veterinarian!
(dog's owner goes to counter to check out)
Grandmother: Okay, honey, it's time to let the man check out. Let's go.
Girl, leaving dog: High-five! High-five! High-five! (passes gum ball machine) Oooh, gum ball! (begins putting money in)
Grandmother: If you put money in there, I'll never get you anything ever again. –Blockbuster, Flatbush & 8th Ave Overheard by: smoon
Loud Jewish grandmother: Nobody ever wants to come here to celebrate the holidays.
Louder Jewish son: What are you talking about, ma? We're all here!
(family sits in silence around table)
11-year-old granddaughter, softly singing: When you wish upon a star… Makes no difference who you are. –Queens Overheard by: S
Father: You know I like ketchup on my hot dog.
Daughter: I do.
Father: Then why didn't you get me ketchup on my hot dog?
Daughter: Because I don't care for you. –Metro-North Rail Overheard by: Jess
Loud mother: So that's what this is about? Really?
Unhappy young son: (looks down, says nothing)
Loud mother: Really? That's what this is all about? An orange drink! This is all because of an orange drink?
Unhappy son: (looks down, says something barely audible)
Loud mother: I'm overreacting? You think I'm the one who is overreacting?? –Union Square Park Overheard by: tycho anomaly
Drunk middle aged man, grabbing wife's shoulder: Watch this! Nine months from tonight! Count it, people! She's going to have a motherfucking baby! Nine months! Niiiiiine months! –E 9th St & University Place Overheard by: NYUTSOA2012 Tween to grandmother: There's this girl in my class at school who had a baby around Halloween, and she named it Starlight. It's a baby girl. –F Train Overheard by: office peon Hysterical teen: If I had nine months left to live I would have his baby! –Gee Whiz, Tribeca Train conductor: Stand clear of the closing doors! Especially if you got a baby and a baby carriage! –Uptown 2 Train Attractive brunette: There were dead babies in the tree. Like Christmas ornaments. –96th & Broadway
Guy on cell: Hello?…What do you mean you have bad news?…You’re pregnant? How could you be pregnant?…I thought you were on the Pill? How did this happen?!…I just got engaged to your sister on the 4th of July…This is really bad news…How long have you known?…A week?! Why did you wait a week to tell me?…Your sister is going to go through the roof…No, she doesn’t come back until Monday…So, I’ll see you tonight?…I told you, I just got engaged to your sister. You can’t be pregnant…Okay, have a good afternoon. He makes another call. Guy on cell: Hey…You know Claire*?…Yeah, Lauren’s* sister…Yeah, the hot one…Well, she’s pregnant…Me! –46th between 5th & 6th
Bag lady: Ladies and gentlemen, my husband and I are homeless. We can’t stay at our shelter during the day so we come on the train to get food. Today we are asking for money so we can do laundry. Anything you can give will help.
Hobo: Why don’t you just admit that you’re gonna buy crack? I’m in the same line of work, don’t believe her. –N train
50-something lady to 30-something daughter: I really want Japanese food.
30-something daughter: Where do you wanna go?
50-something lady: I see Japanese people in that restaurant. It must be sushi… what's it called?
30-something daughter: Nick's Pizza. –Fortest Hills Overheard by: Godzirra
Suit: Did they tip their 45s to their homies? –Park Avenue Overheard by: SuperVixen Suit on phone: 500 milligrams? That's nothing. First, you need to start looking at the definition of possession… –Broadway & Reade Suit to little son: I need to teach you the difference between "homos" and "hobos." You'll understand easily, (giggles) …not much of a difference. –Doctor's Office, Carrol Gardens Suit on phone, snickering: Your posts are turd sandwiches! –4th Ave & 13th St Overheard by: ris Suit on cell: I say go for it. You're rich, she's hungry. What could be more perfect? –47th St & 6th Ave Overheard by: Adrienne