Puerto Rican girl to another: I never dated a white guy, ’cause they got bad taste in underwear. –Subway station, Times Square Overheard by: Mama Chick: … So I was dancing in the kitchen in my underwear and I looked out the window and the orthodox Yeshiva student guy that lives across the building from me was just staring open-mouthed. I’m never gonna open the curtains in the kitchen again. –181st St Overheard by: LSB Mother to toddler son: Now, honey, close your eyes. This isn’t for you. –Frederick’s of Hollywood, King’s Plaza Queer: I totally go out of my way to wear edible thongs to work. –Library Bar, Houston & Ave A Overheard by: Rachel W. Teen girl quickly descending staircase: I didn’t wear a bra again today. My boobs are bouncing down these stairs! –Notre Dame Academy, Staten Island Suit on cell: Well, I mean, I have thongs… But I really don’t consider those underwear… –W 4th St & 6th Ave Overheard by: Laura
Guy: You know Puerto Rico is a commonwealth, right?
Puerto Rican girl: Yeah, so?
Guy: Well, you called it a country.
Puerto Rican girl: I’ve just got pride like that.
Guy: What, pride about being American? –F train Overheard by: Alison
Chick #1: When I was in school I failed Spanish, even though I am Puerto Rican.
Chick #2: My husband taught me Spanish. He was Italian but learned it from selling drugs with the Dominicans. –B61 bus Overheard by: Pepe
Queer #1: When is the Puerto Rican Day parade?
Queer #2: Omigod, today!
Queer #1: Hmm. Don’t people get gang-raped at those things?
Queer #2: Maybe, I guess? Let’s go! –West Side Highway & Jane St
Hipster looking at parade thug boy wearing flag: Oh look, it’s Puerto Rican Superman.
Hipster’s mom: Shhhh! He heard you. –Port Authority Overheard by: Judy
Girl: I was walking and there was a group of Dominicans talking on the corner and the only reason I understood what they were saying was because I’ve been listening to a lot of reggaeton.
Guy: They must’ve been talking about fucking someone. –West 4th & Thompson Overheard by: Angel V.
PR girl #1: I love your outfit today!
PR girl #2: You know, I was walking down the street, and this homeless man in a box told me that “Purple is the color of royalty.”
PR girl #1: Don’t joke about that. I could be joining him, if my apartment doesn’t come through.
PR girl #2: At least he lives in Manhattan. –Office, 53rd & Broadway Overheard by: Roger Resnicoff
Puerto Rico chick: He likes that–what do you call it? That the black people make…that “tooka tooka tooka”…?
Nuyorican chick: Rap music. –South Bronx Overheard by: emilie
Chinese girl: I hate it when non-Chinese people make my Chinese food.
Puerto Rican guy: Yeah, when Chinese people make it, it tastes like greed.
Chinese girl: What did you say?
Puerto Rican guy: Relax. Italian food tastes like lazy complacency. –49th & Broadway
A hobo picked out two girls on line and started insulting them. When the police came to get him he started again.
Hobo: See this is what the White Man does! They’ve gotta protect these little Jewish girls from Long Island, don’t give a shit about proud Black men like me.
Girl: I’m Puerto Rican and from Brooklyn. He attempts to high five her as the cops escort him away. Hobo: Right on, sister! –19th & Broadway