Guy on cell: Are you serious?…You really should stop smoking weed and smoking crack. –CVS, 6th Ave. & Bleecker
Baby-voiced bag lady to pretty girl across from her: Excuse me, miss, do you have a pen?
Girl: No. I'm sorry, I don't.
Baby-voiced bag lady : A pen! A pen!
(pretty girl shakes head)
Baby-voiced bag lady : A pencil?
Girl: I'm sorry, no.
(baby-voiced bag lady pulls Bic pen crack pipe out of bag and lights it. Train car quickly empties)
Overheard by: sarette
NYU professor: Stay away from drugs. (pause) Unless they're recreational and you know what you're doing!
–NYU Silver Center
Overheard by: liz
Tall kid: I don't like opiates in general. I'm for up, not down. At any rate, I have a fucking honky horn!
–Hunter College High School
Guy: I think I need to do more shrooms and acid.
–Union Square Park
Overheard by: Jordan
Girl to friend: You should try something natural, like shrooms.
Overheard by: Julie
Druggie clerk on cell: I mean: come on, man! That's my fucking apartment. If he wants to smoke weed or shoot up in my apartment, it's like, whatever. But crack? No. That's my fucking home. Seriously.
–St. Mark's Place
Overheard by: Emmy
Guy to friend: She overdosed for the first time when she was, like, 14.
Friend: She told you that? (pause) Some first date…
–3rd Ave & 14th St
Overheard by: JG
Teenage girl #1, taking drag off cigarette: So yeah–she has totally been taking that medicine, you know? The one that makes you stay awake. What's it called?
Teenage girl #2, taking cig from friend and inhaling : Ummm… Crystal meth ?
–42nd St & 5th Ave
Overheard by: Nikki
Guy: We should totally just trip out on acid and ride the subways all day.
Girl: Which train?
Guy: All of them.
Overheard by: BB
Man: I just like to smoke crack, get naked and fuck young boys. Is that wrong?
Woman: That is very wrong.
Lady #1: Where are we going to sleep?
Lady #2: We can put the mattresses together.
Lady #3: But there's gonna be a crack.
Lady #1: I'll sleep in the crack.
Lady #2: I love crack!
Overheard by: Cait Saint
11-year-old white kid to friends, in loud whisper: I was so high last night, I don't remember Suzy* saying she liked me.
Nerd friend: You were high last night?
11-year-old white kid: Yeah, I've been high every night this week!
Nerd friend: On what?
11-year-old white kid: Last night coke, night before LSD, night before e, and then weed for two nights before that.
Nerd friend: That's so cool!
Nerd girl near him: Weed? You're such a jackass!
Guy: So I'm like, "can I get a lighter?" and she pulls out two, and one is literally a penis with the flame coming out the tip, and the other one is a guy doing one of these moves, and the guy's like a tripod. So I'm like, "can I get one in a normal color?"
African American man describing Indian restaurant to friend: That'll put fire in yo' ass.
Man to stranger: Hey, can I borrow you lighter? I need to go melt something in the bathroom.
Overheard by: Tim
Conductor: Once again, there is nothing on fire! We got it under control. We apologize for the smoke. Next stop is Newark airport. There is nothing on fire.
Overheard by: Where there's smoke