Woman on phone holding baby: You’d better not wear the green shirt. (pause) You are?! Well, I hope you look fucking disgusting in it!

–Astoria

Overheard by: Natalie

Sales associate (to group of black-clad employees): Hey, you guys! There are too many blacks over there!

–Bloomingdales

Hip dreadlocked African American guy buying toothbrush: Uh, do you have another color besides pink? I’m a guy. I mean, I know this is Chelsea and all, but still…

–Korean Deli, Chelsea

JetBlue flight crew: As you prepare to board the aircraft, please have your passport ready. If you do not have a passport, then please present your green card, blue card, red card, yellow card, whatever card you have…

–JFK

20-something: So, have you seen Kim’s grandchild? It’s really… yellow. (pause) And I don’t mean like derogatory Asian yellow. I mean, like… *yellow*. Beyond jaundice yellow… Like *sunflower* yellow.

–Ocean Parkway

Overheard by: Lisa Mavinelli