Topic: Around Town
While surfing the nominees for the 2005 Bloggies, I stumbled across a fabulous collective blog that gets at one of the rich pleasures of New York life: Overheard in New York. New York throws together an incredibly diverse mix of people, and we spend a tremendous time within earshot of each other, absorbing fragments of passing conversation and culture — a chador walking past a bikini top, a blast of salsa giving way to the thud of Punjabi-influenced hip-hop, the scent of honey-roasted peanuts mingling with clouds of kebab smoke. And, of course, little snippets of conversation that you just can’t ignore. It can get overwhelming at times, but it’s also why I live here.