Woman on cell: I can’t come. I’m in the Poconos right now.
–Rite Aid, The Bronx
Punk girl on phone: Hi mom…yeah… Yeah, me and Jane are just walking around in the neighborhood… Yeah, we’re at the Time Warner center right now. No! No, of course I’m not on St. Mark’s. No. I’d never go there. Of course I’m sober! Why wouldn’t I be? Yeah. Okay, love you, bye! (hangs up phone, now to friend with beer) Gimme some of that!
–St. Mark’s Place
Russian guy on phone (in Russian): Yeah, I’m on Avenue M. I just got off, I’ll be there in a few.
–Q Train, Kings Highway
Overheard by: Robert
Dude on cell: Yo! What’s up? I’m waiting at LaGuardia.
–Martin Luther King High School
Overheard by: Susan Volchok
Guy on cell: Yeah, I’m on Long Island right now. I’ll be here for a little while.
Female suit on phone: I have to cancel dinner tonight, I had that meeting I told you about, remember? And I’m still not back yet. Yeah. Yeah, I’m in Jersey still.
–Washington Square Park
Woman on cell outside a pub: Honey? It’s mommy. We’re still at the hospital. I don’t know, we could still be here for hours.
–1st & 72nd
Overheard by: Well, there were hospitals nearby, at least