Archive for 2017

Some NYC History, Overheard Style

Slacker #1: You know that ships used to come up the river and dock in the West Village?
Slacker #2: Really, man?
Slacker #1: Yeah, really. They used to let the sailors out there…yeah, that’s where the term “Hey Sailor” came from.

–Prince Street laundromat

Japanese girl: If this is New York, where are Old York?
Japanese Dad: I think that is in England.

–59th & 6th

Overheard by: Svein Brunstad

Kid Must Not Be from New Jersey

Conductor to young boy knocking on bathroom door: If it’s locked, it means someone’s in there and if no one’s in there, it’s probably better not to go in.
Fellow passenger: Yeah, mucho stinko!

–NJ Transit

Overheard by: Jarett