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
Lady Patron: It’s freezing outside.
Man behind counter: Let’s move to Florida!
Lady Patron: No, thank you. –Coffee Shop, Hudson & King Street
Woman on phone: No, my nose isn’t big by New York standards, but in Texas it’s huge. –Midtown office
Man on cell: I’ll be in Fort Lauderdale in 2 hours, wait for me. –34th & 8th
Female lawyer #1: So we stopped and ate at Cracker Barrel.
Female lawyer #2: Oh, my husband loves Cracker Barrel!
Male lawyer #1: How come it's okay to have a restaurant named Cracker Barrel, but when there was a restaurant chain called Sambo's, they were forced to change their name?
Male lawyer #2: And what about the Washington Redskins?
Male lawyer #1: Yeah, imagine if they had a team named The Darkies?
Male lawyer #2: So how come nobody forces the Redskins to change their name?
Male lawyer #1: Cause, when's the last time you saw a mob of Indians kick someone's ass?
Male lawyer #2: Custer?
Male lawyer #1: I rest my case.
Female lawyer #2: And just what does any of this have to do with Cracker Barrel?
Male lawyer #1: You ever take a look at who eats there?
–Civil Court, Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica
Overheard by: Big Larry
Woman on cell: Number one: I'll tell you what you can do with that fish. You can shove it right up your ass! (pause) Number two: You know what you can do with that fish? You can shove it right up your ass!
–Steps, The Met
Overheard by: gossipgirlish
Boy to mother: Mama, can we surprise grandpa with a catfish?
–Central Park East
Overheard by: walter
Woman reading map: No dead fish in Nebraska.
Overheard by: Sunny
Girl to guy friend at hip hop show: That chick just sprayed her coochie with perfume. Now it smells like a fish died and the other fish sent flowers.
–Voodoo Lounge, 1st Ave
Frantic woman: Excuse me, is this the train to Manhattan?
Overheard by: oliver
Tourist to companion: We've left the village now, but I don't think this is Soho.
–Stanton & Orchard
Middle-aged woman in sharp looking suit: I thought Croatia was an Asian country in Europe.
Woman to friends: I had four kids today label New York in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. I am such a great teacher.
Overheard by: Mickey and Gabe
Young guy talking to two blonde twenty-somethings: I'm going up to Lake George for the 4th.
Blonde 20-something #1: I've never been there.
Blonde 20-something #2: Lake George? Is that near The Hamptons?
Overheard by: Carrie
Cashier to girl showing her ID: No, we don't take this kind.
Manager to cashier: That's Tennessee–it's a state here.
–10th St & Ave B
Overheard by: Jeremy
Instructor: Those people outside are crazy, wearing big ol' leather boots in this kind of heat!
Student: Maybe they're from Texas?
Instructor: Nah, they looked pretty American to me.
–Beauty School, 35th & 8th
Overheard by: Bean