Middle-aged Latino woman to younger black woman: Listen, I got rights, ok? I mean I’ll do the time for it, I don’t care. On this train you gotta give people respect, ’cause everyone’s a person. You give ’em respect, then you punch ’em.

–M train

Twentysomething girl on cell: Because I beat the crap out of him, that’s why I got fired.

–Continental Ave & Austin St, Forest Hills

Overheard by: Sean Finnerty