Overheard In New York

by Liz Heather in

Once in awhile, this site has some real gems. I don't read it as often as I used to - why? Not really a concrete reason, there are just too many good sites to remember.  

Here are some of my favourites from over the years: 

Man: You look like the black Sigourney Weaver.

Woman: I'm not black.

Man:  Are you Sigourney Weaver?

-- Oasis Coffee Shop


College guy #1: Yo, do you know who directed Jaws 2?

College guy #2: Yeah. Oh wait, you mean the second one?

-- 23rd & 3rd


Guy #1: So she fine?

Guy #2: Yeah, man, and get this, guy: she's got full benefits!

Guy #1: Yo man, you better marry that shit!

-- Elevator, 42nd & Madison


Crazy man: Why did Freddy Krueger kill Martin Luther King? 'Cause he had a dream!

-- 1 train


Boy: Mom? Mom? Can I get this?

Mom: No.

Boy: I see you as a stranger now.

-- Burlington Coat Factory, Atlantic Center Mall


Dude: Look at those people there on the bench?

Chick: Which ones?

Dude: Those six people, all sitting there, all talking and animated and engaged with each other, each a representative of a different family of hair colour. We totally just walked through their sitcom and we didn't even know it.

-- Washington Square Park


Man on stoop on cell: Son, it sounds like you got yourself an STD.

-- Windsor Terrace


White girl: I'm sorry, I don't have any money.

Black guy: I didn't ask you for nuthin', lady!

-- 57th & Lexington


Man: Oh my God, it's sold out. What do we do?

Woman: I don't know. Suicide? 

-- Film Forum, Houston Street


Woman: Hi!….Oh, I thought you were someone else.

Man: I am.

-- 52nd & Broadway


 Conductor: Watch your step as you exit the train, and if you're late, just remember that life is a lot like being on this train: we may not be there yet, but we're getting there.

--2 Train