Wealthy tourist man, pointing at a Starbucks: That must be one of those internet cafés. –28th & 3rd Overheard by: Dustin
Female shopper to Bloomingdale's cologne sprayer: Don't you dare spray your $30 over my $150. –Perfume Aisle, Bloomingdale's Old lady on cell: I mean, it's just five million… –Madison & 77th St Very rich mom to new nanny, about baby in stroller: Okay, well, she loves sushi, and… –Upper East Side Rich teen: I asked my mom to go to Louis Vuitton with me this weekend and she was like, "we're in a recession, let's go to Dolce." –42nd St Overheard by: I want a m6 Label-whore eating grapes and cheese, to friend: Oh my god, I feel so rich when I eat this stuff… Oh, wait, I am. –Paul's Cafe
Moneybags: I’m thinking about selling one of my sailboats. It got a leak in the dining room, so I figure why not? –Dock’s Oyster Bar, 40th & 3rd Overheard by: Greg Rutter Suit on cell: …yeah, I passed out with one shoe, but when I woke up they were both gone! –Washington Square Park Overheard by: ianr
Rich girl to friend: I couldn’t decide between the Marc Jacobs sweater and the Dior jacket. It was like Sophie’s Choice. –Outside NYU dorm Rich lady on phone: Uh-huh, uh-huh, but what if we just put the tennis court where the house was? … Okay, okay, what if we demolish the existing tennis court and make that area the guest house again? Or create a glassed-in structure over the court instead? –Madison Square Garden Overheard by: mkp-hearts-nyc Man lunching with friend: I mean, I never lost a million dollars before. –55th & 6th Ave Overheard by: ilegal browser Dad to child in stroller, passing the park: What? You wanted to go in there? I thought you said you wanted to go to Marc Jacobs. –Hudston St Overheard by: Colleen 20-ish girl: Fuck my dad. How selfish can you be? If I want to live on West 11th, then fucking buy the flat on West 11th. Ugh. Sorry. Can I get another dirty martini? –The Village WASP lady: She’s not even nouveau riche — she is just nouveau! –A Voce, 26th & Madison
Rich Girl: Wow Mallory, you have such a busy week coming up. It’s a good thing you don’t have a job.
Mallory: Yeah. –1 Train Overheard by: Danger
Bookstore girl to six-year-old in suit: Hey little boy, are you lost? Where is your nanny?
Six-year-old: I don't know, but I see my driver outside! –Bookstore, Upper East Side Overheard by: AlphaNYC
Guy on cell: Don’t play games with me or I’ll break your fuckin’ nose. Have you got the money? Where’s the fuckin’ money? –47th & 5th Overheard by: Adam Bertocci Ghetto kid on cell: Yo, yo, you don’t want to play football? …Right, right, so just when you tackle them, put your hand in their pockets and take their money! –M14 bus Hobo: God, lady, I’m not asking for a million dollars; I’m just asking for some change! –14th between 5th & University Overheard by: theNJl Biker dude: She’s a shrink and a psychiatrist, so you know she’s rollin’ in money. –Starbucks, 27th & Park Overheard by: Brawny McBrawnerson
Rich girl: I went to Forever21 and bought a dress. Then I stole some sunglasses and other accessories along with it, cause you know, times are rough. –Metro-North Rail Run-down-looking middle-aged guy: I got my phone stolen. Uh-huh. No, it wasn't even a trick, it was a friend! –Home Depot, 23rd St Overheard by: STC Very loud child at display of cars to mother in line: It's okay, mom! You don't need to buy one for me. I can just take one and run out. Maybe even two, easy! –Rite Aid, Brooklyn Overheard by: oneofmanymikes Shopping lady to friend: It's okay to steal but it's not okay to be gay. –94th & 3rd Ave Overheard by: venniblue Girl on phone: So you actually caught him stealing from you? (pause) Okay. (pause) Well, you didn't want that anyway. So you're still going to fuck him, right? –Broadway & 21st St
Professor: Gods, these students. It’s like they just don’t get it, you tell them things and two minutes later they ask you the same thing. How did they get here? What are they going to major in? In "homelessness"? –English Department, Hostos Community College Well-dressed 20-something girl: Homeless people tell me to cheer up all the time! –1 train Rich woman #1, fixing rich woman #2’s scarf: [laughs] Oh my god, you look homeless! –1 Train Overheard by: sagehen Well-dressed woman on cell: It’s just another Wednesday and I’m a bag lady. –Columbia University Overheard by: Ladle Mother to her flock of children entering the train and then getting off: Run guys run, theres a homeless guy on that train! Run! –F Train Overheard by: yana