Archive for the ‘Ahhh! Real New Yorkers’ Category

Come to New York! It’s Safe, Really!

Black woman: You don’t go in there, girl, that’s the men’s bathroom! If you go in there, they’re going to rape you! And don’t think that they wouldn’t, because they will! They’re going to put you down on the floor and rape you and your daughter! You listen to me, girl!

–Penn Station

Overheard by: James Levinsohn

Husband: Yeah, keep walking! You know you can’t come back this way. They kill you here! They don’t just kill you, they kill everyone here!

–Central Park

Wednesday One-liners in the Family Way

Woman: She thinks she’s so special cause she’s pregnant. Try being 35 and not pregnant! That’s harder to do!

–81st & Amsterdam

Very pregnant woman, standing on the subway, stares at a young black guy who took the last seat.

Young black guy: What do you want lady? I didn’t get you that way!

–Union Square station