Helpful guy to tourist family: You’re a mile away from 42nd Street. It’s twenty blocks to the south.

–72nd & Broadway

Overheard by: Harriet Vane

Teen girl: Hey, are we still in Manhattan?

–Penn Station

Tourist man on cell: I’m the corner of Al-banee and Green-which… (pause) Al-banee and Green-which.

–Near 911 Memorial

Girl on cell in the middle of Central Park: Yeah, where is it? (pause) 47th and 9th? Okay, we can be there soon, we’re on 76th and Madison.

–Great Lawn, Central Park

Overheard by: minuterie