Annoying Jersey girl on cell: I'm not frugal. I'm, like, not frugal with a vengeance. I, like, refuse to consider money.
–19th & 8th
Overheard by: Hobo
Columbia University administrator: It gets difficult to manage finances as your endowment reaches the size of the GDP of a small country.
Overheard by: Senatore
Bike messenger (yelling): Could anybody spare $50,000?
–6th Ave & 20th St
Overheard by: thiess
Man: I mean, what does does she *really* get out of riding a five thousand dollar scooter?
–Outside Think Coffee
Overheard by: nemily
Suit on cell: You see, the thing with money counters is they jam…and when you are in a roomful of illiterate afghans, there's 8 million on the table and they mistrust you.
–Mercer & Grand
Professor: I bet none of you wrote that in your admissions essay. "I want money." Actually, that might be successful. They might think, "hey, that's pretty cool, they're telling the truth."