Chica on cell: He was just white. Like, a white guy. Except Puerto Rican.
–Park Terrace West, Inwood
Overheard by: Gringo Starr
Puerto Rican thug to another, both wearing Puerto Rican flag bandanas as face masks: White people better get used to us. There be like 80 billion of us in the world… Or maybe 8 thousand of us…at least.
Overheard by: Brent
Teen on cell: Wait, you’re in Puerto Rico? I’ll be right there, that’s by Chinatown, right? What do you mean it’s an island? Like Staten Island? How the fuck did you get there?
Overheard by: Graham Davis
JAP on phone: He called me a clingy JAP! How fucking low! I could’ve easily pulled the “you’re-a-Puerto-Rican-from-Staten-Island” card.
–92nd & 5th
Guy (shouting): Hey guys! You like Puerto Ricans?!
Overheard by: CytoFox
Dad on scooter with eight-year-old girl: I don’t want to hear that… Don’t fuckin’ push me, Joanna! You are not black, you are Puerto Rican!
–Flatbush & Fulton
Overheard by: Chelsea