Guy #1: I don’t even know what a crack pipe looks like!
Guy #2: It looks like a leprechaun flute.

–Michael’s Restaurant, Astoria

Overheard by: Jatmos

Student #1: Mister, what are some jobs I could look into if I got a Math major?
Teacher: Oh, there’s lots of options! You could be an engineer… an accountant…
Student #2: … A wizard…

–Stuyvesant High School

Grad student: It’s like Hogwarts. Witches go to Hogwarts. They don’t go to Harvard Witch Management.

–Think Coffee, Mercer & W 4th

Overheard by: this analogy makes no sense

German dude to other German dude, in rapid German: Voldemort! And Dumbledore!

–96th & Broadway

Overheard by: LeLeLe

Teen girl: He said that Dumbledore takes it up the ass. Seriously.

–1 train

Overheard by: Silverhawk

High school thug girl: Yo dead ass, Harry Potter is hot.

–Houston & Green

Overheard by: chedr

Perverted tween: I wonder how many old women are into Dumbledore. They must be like “oooooohh! Dumbledooooooore!”

–D train

Overheard by: tanechka

Drunk 20‐something woman on cell: I’ve fallen off the Voldemort wagon!

–Port Authority

Overheard by: McFreaky

NYU guy: I’m like a centaur, if ya know what I mean.

–University & 4th St

Overheard by: sarah

Female hipster to friends: Well, vampires are the new zombies!

–147th & Convent

Thuggish straight guy to another: Oh, I’d much rather be a faggot than a demon, dawg.

–Park Ave & Spring St

Overheard by: Christopher Schulz

Interviewer, trying to convince interviewee: There’s not much of a future in being an elf.


Italian woman, staring at guy wearing Ghostbusters t‑shirt: You donta lika da ghosts?

–Meatpacking District

Overheard by: Looking for my proton pack

Singing bag lady: My mother is a bitch! She’s a voodoo bitch. She’s a fucking whore. I hope that bitch gets cancer…the worst kind of cancer. She prevents me from getting a job with her voodoo.

–Bowling Green station

Overheard by: K2 Combo

Guy: That’s the last time I date a girl with a cape.

–Bryant Park station

Girl:…I don’t know why she hates me. She put a curse on me! But my mom took me to her healer and now I’m okay. I don’t really remember much, though.

–Central Park

Overheard by: Emily Y.

Earth chick on cell: I had meditation and yoga class today. So, if you’re coming over tonight we have to have spiritual sex.

–Barnes & Noble

Guy on cell: You’re never going to believe this, but I need to tell you anyways. I just did some witchcraft.

–9th St & 3rd Ave

Overheard by: Smoking Student

Yoga teacher: Not being able to do something can teach you a lot about yourself. Like how you’re a fucking loser.


Rich white girl with dog in purse: Yeah, so when I went to go buy a dog, I picked Pookie out because he’s a Pisces and I’m a Virgo, and that way our personalities will match.

–C Train

Overheard by: evan

White dude to another: I’d like to see what his chi looks like.


Overheard by: Aileen

Flyer girl: Macbeth with Patrick Stewart!
Tourist: Is that a magician?


Girl: I’m going to do voodoo on her.
Guy: Is she black?
Girl: Yeah. The thing is that whatever you do comes back three times against you, so I’m going to have to do santeria to take it off.

–W Train

Little Boy: What are these?
Older Boy: Those are peanuts. If you put a glass of water in a box, and put peanuts around it, it won’t break when you mail it. 

–Staples, 26th & Park 

Young guy: You know, I think I’ve actually eaten gator at Gatorland.
Young chick, looking exasperated: Why would they sell alligator to eat in Gatorland? That’s like selling dolphin sandwiches at the aquarium!
Young guy: You’re right! I better tell Shamu to watch out and go somewhere else because all I need is miracle whip and white bread, and voilá… It’s magic, bitch!

–8th St & University Place