Sub­way girl in Hal­loween cos­tume: I was think­ing about go­ing as Rosie the Riv­et­er, but, like, girly Rosie the Riv­et­er. In shorts.

–A Train

Try­ing-to-be-hip mom: What are vam­pires wear­ing this sea­son?

–Hal­loween Ad­ven­ture

Group of kids in cos­tume, chant­i­ng: We want more can­dy! We want more can­dy! No more ap­ples! No more ap­ples!

–35th Ave & 29th St, As­to­ria

Over­heard by: kath­com

Man dressed up as Michael Jack­son on Hal­loween: I’m the King of pop, man! I’ll touch your chil­dren! I’ll hang your ba­by off a bal­cony!

–Down­town 6 Train

Late-night Hal­loween-rev­el­er man with dirty cot­ton beard: I’m San­ta. I’m drunk and I’m an­gry. Fuck balls. Rein­deer balls.

–Down­town 6 train

Guy dressed as Bil­ly Mays, in loud in­fomer­cial voice: Bil­ly Mays here! Sick and tired of wait­ing for NJ Tran­sit? Next time, dri­ve! For the low, low price of $20 per toll! Just $4.69 per gal­lon!

–NJ Tran­sit

Over­heard by: J. Ra

Old man to an­oth­er, about Hal­loween: I love young girls who dress up like pussies.

–So­ho

Over­heard by: Edan