Yuppie: People at South Africa talk so much less racist than in NY. Everyone tells many more racist jokes in New York than in South Africa. –Sutton Place
Guy: So you guys are Jewish?
Girl: Yeah, why?
Guy: Are you from Brooklyn? I live there now, and there are a lot of Jewish people there.
Girl: No, we’re from Staten Island.
Guy: Oh. Are there a lot of Jewish people there? –Finnerty’s, Union Square area Overheard by: Becka Dash
Tourist chick #1: You have to go uptown in order to go downtown to Chinatown.
Tourist chick #2: And I thought this was a non-stop… –6 Train
NYU Princess #1: I totally hate New York, there’s nothing to do here.
NYU Princess #2: Totally. It sucks. Want to go to Brooklyn?
NYU Princess #1: Why? What’s there?
NYU Princess #2: Williamsburg? I don’t know, nothing. Probably the same boring shit as here.
NYU Princess #1: Yeah, totally. But different at least.
NYU Princess #2: Yah, totally. –E 12 and 4 Ave Overheard by: Kevin
Girl: The party is out in Brooklyn? Are you kidding me? I swear you need a passport to get out there. –UES
Schlub: …yeah, it’s the nicest place–
Loudmouth: Yeah, but it’s fuckin’ in New Jersey!
Schlub: Yeah…Jersey…fuckin’ Jersey. –Murray Hill deli Overheard by: Neelam S.
Chick: Oh my God! I forgot I was in New York! –Astor Place
Old school Brooklyn guy: They closed off 150 blocks in DC for this inauguration and where do you think all the people that live on those blocks are gonna park, if not here in the five boroughs? –Greenpoint Overheard by: Didi Hylobates
Boy, 7: Daddy, I wanna see the Empire State Building.
Father: Sorry, son. That’s way uptown and we’re headed downtown. –48th & Broadway Overheard by: Christopher Mignemi
Woman on phone: No, my nose isn’t big by New York standards, but in Texas it’s huge. –Midtown office