Man to woman: I’s seen Kansas, man. All it is all sunflowers and sons of bitches.
–Near Delancey & Essex
Park employee, shouting to crowd: The bathrooms are closing in 30 minutes! If you gotta go, go now! (pause) The trees? They stay open all night!
–Washington Square Park
Overheard by: Anne McDermott
Drunk guy: I feel like a million miles of dead roses.
Father to three‐year‐old son, looking at flowers: Look at all the heroin poppies, Sammy!
Mom to baby eating grass: No, sweetie, we don’t eat grass. We smoke it.
–Madison Square Park
Overheard by: Natalya & Mickey