Guy on the phone, outside a Chipotle, sounding alarmingly like Robert Di Niro: "You want me to drop everything I'm f*&^ing doin', so I can come pick you up, and run you 'round? F*&^ YOU, man!"

UPS guy, on a payphone, on the Upper East Side: "Mmhm I'm fit to burst! I picked up EIGHT light fixtures today. I'm done. I am fit. To. Burst."

Actual fight between two total strangers (one was on a bike, so there was a time limit to this war of words) outside Grand Central station: "You calling me a skinny ass?! F&*^ you! You're a dumb f^$*"
"Yeah you're a dumb f&*^ing skinny ass, get the f&*^ out of the road."

Man with a trolley (grocery cart?) full of aluminium cans, on the Upper East Side, to me: "Well hey there, pretty young thang. How you doin' with yo sexy self." I almost burst out laughing.

Times Square dude, to James and I: "Where y'all from? You're not American." "England." "Ohhh, that's why you so royal."

A hotdog vendor, as a flock of pigeons suddenly flew off into the sky, Times Square: "Hoo-hoo! That's right. Pigeon city!"

Young man to his sister at a sunglasses cart at a street market: "Oooh-whee. It is hot. Up. In. Here." 

Angry New Yorker crossing the street, to a car making a turn while the green man was lit up: "AY. Wait ya f*&^in' turn!"

Drunk douchebag Yankees fan, who later got kicked out of Yankee Stadium: "LET'S HEAR IT: DE-REK. JE-TER. What the f^&* is wrong with all of you?! DEEEE-REK. JEEEEEEEEE-TER."

There is no way I could possibly sum up the 7 incredible days I spent in New York City with my own words. So here are some straight from the source. It isn't always obvious WHY I love this city so much but to me, it's these tiny moments that you hear and steal from other people that really make NYC what it is.

9 comments

  1. Haha! this is incredible! "That's why you so royal" I can't deal with this! xx

    Daphne | subgenre of a dream | bloglovin

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  2. This was a great read! Feeling lots of New York spirit!

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  3. HAHA. That sounds about right. I moved to New York City from the southern US a year ago, and I'm always amazed at what I hear on any given day on the street! I kind of hope I never get used to it. :)

    Melissa | M is for Melissa

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  4. Hahaha I loved this! Almost like I was back there. That's why you so royal~

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  5. Super jealous! We were planning on a trip to New York in October, but we've renovated our kitchen and need to do the bathroom this summer - doesn't leave much cash for a big holiday. Next year I hope! Looking forward to seeing some pictures.

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  6. This made me laugh so much! I love New York so much the people are hilarious :D

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  7. This is such a great post, love it! Feels just like New York ahaha

    Chantalle x
    ceceandgrace.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm only hoping some day you'll turn around, cause I'd be shining and then you'll see - who could love you more than me?

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