Fratboy: We went to that bar once cause I heard there were lots of skanks in there. But there were no skanks! It sucked. 

–outside Blue & Gold, East Village

Columbia student #1: Would you like a free cookie from the Columbia anti‐Socialist club?
Columbia student #2: Shouldn’t that be “earn a cookie”?

–Morningside Heights

Overheard by: Mary Phillips‐Sandy

Arts Club guy: Hello, young woman! How may I help you?
Shaved head woman: Uh…can we get some drinks?
Arts Club guy: This is a private club. We’re closed.
Shaved head woman: Well, I am a member.
Arts Club guy: If you were a member, you would know that we were closed.

–National Arts Club, Gramercy Park South

Overheard by: Olivia + Will Halman 

Club dude: May I ask you why you’re licking your handstamp?
Drunk teen guy: I wasn’t. They stamped me twice, and I had something in my tongue.

–The Knitting Factory, Leonard Street

Middle‐aged woman: I really never cared for skiing, but I was so alone in my marriage, I found it was a great way to meet men.

–Burritoville, 77th & 2nd

Meathead #1, to meathead #2: Hey! Want to go to a ballroom club?

–47th & Madison

Guy, to passersby: Game of chess? Play chess? Chess?…Also got chronic.

–Washington Square Park

Overheard by: Phil

Indie guy: There are so many people here I know from MySpace, but none of them will look me in the face. 

–Knitting Factory, Leonard Street

Guy: God, why is there always something with this place? Who are all of these lame yuppies here?
Girl: Who the fuck knows? But man, I swear, until White people learn how to dance, I am sooo boycotting shows at the Knitting Factory…

–Knitting Factory, Leonard Street

Overheard by: astralgirl01 

Jogger girl #1: We should go out tonight to this cool new bar I heard of.
Jogger girl #2: Okay, where is it?
Jogger girl #1: Somewhere in the Fla‐teer‐on District.
Jogger girl #2: … You mean the Flatiron District?
Jogger girl #1: Oh my god, I’m such an idiot. I’ve been telling all my friends at work about it — why haven’t they corrected me?

–88th & York

Overheard by: Moderately amused

Girl: I’m pouring my heart out to you and all you can talk about is China Club!

–47th between Broadway & 8th

Overheard by: PJ

Thugged‐out camp counselor: Twenty dollars to get in?! This place better have an open bar ‘n’ some shit!

–Bronx Zoo

Overheard by: EthanK

Dude: Yo, this conversation is way too intellectual. Let’s go — I just wanna get drunk and find some hos…

–56th & 8th

Overheard by: JGT

30‐ish dude on cell: Yeah, he was so drunk he tried to pay the tab with his health insurance card. Then he got mad when they wouldn’t take it.

–43rd & 9th

Guy on phone: That bar sounds awful. I’ll be right there!

–53rd & 3rd

Girl: There’s a deli now.
Guy: They moved to Delhi?
Girl: No, there’s an Israeli deli there now, which tells you something about the scene.
Guy: I thought they moved to Delhi “where the trance scene is happening”.

–27th street office