Playa on cell: I know there will. That’s why I’m not bringin’ my shortie. You don’t bring sand to the beach, playa. Huh-huh. –Stanton + Forsythe, LES Overheard by: Cityrag.com (Hi, Buddy!)
Woman: Oh! That’s one of the books I want you to get for me.
Man: I’m not sure if they have it at the library. –Barnes & Noble, West Village Overheard by: Caren Lissner
Customer: I’m looking for a book. The computer said it was in stock when I was here before but it wasn’t on the shelf. Can you check to see if it’s saying that it’s still in stock?
Customer: It’s called Drag Diaries.
Clerk: Yeah, it’s saying that there’s one in stock but we sold a copy in May. That might be the one we’re showing as still in stock.
Clerk: It would be in gay studies. You can check again.
Customer: Then do you have anything on crystal healing? –The Strand
Hipster: I wouldn’t smoke to go into that health food store – Bedford Ave, outside health food store
Customer: Is that banner going to be permanent?
Cashier: For a little while. –Forbidden Planet
Black female customer: “Forget it, girl you must be suffering from NIGligence” - At Au Bon Pain on 37th & 5th, when she just missed the 4-6pm half price baked goods by one minute, and the black female who worked behind the register would not let her buy them for half price
Strand Girl: Hey, Beth!
Strand Girl: Phone call.
Beth: Who is it?
Strand Girl: It’s Christopher, posing as an English person. –The Strand basement, Broadway & 12th St.
Woman: I don’t know about this one, it’s not so Nebraska. –Anthropology
Human Leech: Oh, what you have to do is calculate your monthly income–and make sure you include in that the amount of money that your parents give you every month. –Beacon’s Closet, Williamsburg
Bag Check Guy: I’m so scared of mice here now that I’m thinking of tucking my pants into my socks. –The Strand