Queer on cell: You want me to plan something seasonal? In New York City? You mean, like drinking pumpkin lattes in Starbucks?
–E 78th & York
Overheard by: Hollie G.
Hippie hobo: Man, look at those guys out there, working in the tunnels with all that shit. I’d rather be a park ranger, man. Watch me go get another picnic basket! [Pause] God, get me out of this fucking city. New York sucks. I just want to build a tree house.
–Uptown 1 train
Guy to car that nearly hits him as he crosses street against the light: Fuck you! Welcome to New York!
–19th St & 6th Ave
Overheard by: Hobo Whisperer
Ghetto chick: You got a homeless guy blowing kisses at you. You’re a real New Yorker now.
–58th & 8th
Tourist dad to young daughter after seeing two hobos: It’s a New York City thing, honey.
Woman on cell: I’m walking in an urban landscape. I said I’m walking in an urban landscape!
–78th & Park Ave
Conductor: If you step out of the door, the rest of New York can keep going.
Overheard by: Xavier