Hobo, after playing keyboard and screaming Christmas carols: Ladies and gentlemen, if you have any change I would greatly appreciate it. It would be going to a good cause — I need a lot of therapy.
–L stop, Union Square
Overheard by: sunny maguire
Crazy hobo to no one: It’s the Hudson River — it moved! On Christmas day, it will be April 15th. Sign my petition.
–M15 bus, Ave A
Overheard by: Getting off at next stop
Hobo: I’ll be your lover for a month if you buy me a motorcycle.
–79th & Broadway
Hobo to puddle: You don’t fucking know, man. Shit. You don’t fucking know.
Homeless woman at 11 in the morning: I’m sorry to bother you all. I am homeless, and I haven’t had a decent meal since earlier today.
–F train to Brooklyn
Overheard by: I hadn’t had a decent meal at all at that time
Hobo to hobo friend: Yo, let me get your e‑mail!
–W 27th St