Schol­ar: I’ve spent most of my time at NYU de­fend­ing New Jer­sey.

–Wash­ing­ton Square

Queer: I knew there was a rea­son I live in New Jer­sey — I can buy coke.

–Penn Sta­tion

Over­heard by: Na­tal­ie

In­dig­nant hobo, to self: State of New Jer­sey! Yeah, right!

–34th & 7th

Over­heard by: Rich Mintz

Con­duc­tor: To all of you pas­sen­gers wan­der­ing around look­ing for seats, there are five emp­ty cars at the front of the train. They’re go­ing to New Jer­sey, too, you know.

–NJ Tran­sit, Penn Sta­tion

Chick on cell: Geez, Mom! It’s not my fault you de­cid­ed to have an­oth­er ba­by af­ter forty… Well, when you put it that way, I guess it is my fault… Yeah, but you got­ta talk to Dad about that last part. I was in Jer­sey most of that year, re­mem­ber?

–L train

Over­heard by: Kel­ly

Two-year-old boy, as train emerges from tun­nel in­to New Jer­sey: Ewww!

–NJ Tran­sit

Over­heard by: my thoughts ex­act­ly