Tourist la­dy: Every­one has been so nice in New York; not what I ex­pect­ed.
Woman: We are nice, just self-ab­sorbed.

–Cen­tral Park

Over­heard by: Re­nais­sance Chick

Chick #1: Omigod, like, if I like your ear­rings, why should I tell some­one else I like your ear­rings? I should just tell you.
Chick #2: Omigod, I’m just like that too. But re­al­ly it’s be­cause I love get­ting com­pli­ments.
Chick #1: Omigod! Me, too! It’s the on­ly rea­son why I say nice things to oth­er peo­ple.

–33rd & 6th

Over­heard by: Mary Beth Han­lon

Girl: Fuck nice! I am a born and bred New York­er, I don’t care for nice. I dont’ want to be nice, I want to be right! Fuck nice!

–O’Neil’s Irish Bar ladies’ room, 3rd Av­enue

Over­heard by: Ba­nana