An­noy­ing Jer­sey girl on cell: I’m not fru­gal. I’m, like, not fru­gal with a vengeance. I, like, refuse to con­sid­er mon­ey.

–19th & 8th

Over­heard by: Hobo

Co­lum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty ad­min­is­tra­tor: It gets dif­fi­cult to man­age fi­nances as your en­dow­ment reach­es the size of the GDP of a small coun­try.

–Co­lum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty

Over­heard by: Sen­a­tore

Bike mes­sen­ger (yelling): Could any­body spare $50,000?

–6th Ave & 20th St

Over­heard by: thiess

Man: I mean, what does does she *re­al­ly* get out of rid­ing a five thou­sand dol­lar scoot­er?

–Out­side Think Cof­fee

Over­heard by: ne­mi­ly

Suit on cell: You see, the thing with mon­ey coun­ters is they jam…and when you are in a room­ful of il­lit­er­ate afghans, there’s 8 mil­lion on the ta­ble and they mis­trust you.

–Mer­cer & Grand

Pro­fes­sor: I bet none of you wrote that in your ad­mis­sions es­say. “I want mon­ey.” Ac­tu­al­ly, that might be suc­cess­ful. They might think, “hey, that’s pret­ty cool, they’re telling the truth.”

–NYU Law