I find money on the streets of New York City almost every day. Nearly every day!
Here I'll post where, when, and how much. When I hit $100,000 I'll stop blogging about it.
TOTAL found money since June 20, 2008 is $62.29.
I started this blog two years ago and after a year and change (har) I slowed down on posting because I was tired of picking up pennies and trying to come up with something clever to say about it every day. So I moved to a neighborhood where my chances of finding fifty dollar bills might be better. I'm in the Financial District now and I still pick up change every day and the training has paid off. It paid $17 in fact. I found $17 on John Street! It was next to a car, someone had clearly lost it from a pocket while getting out of the car. A ten and seven ones.
Also, about two months ago, I dove on a fiver that was loose on the platform of the uptown 4,5,6 trains at 14th street during morning rush. So, I'm up $22 and ready to start posting again.
I figure I've collected about $5 of small change in the months that I didn't post. So, I'm adding $32 to my collected total.
Since I found a paycheck over the summer I have had less time to post about finding pennies but today was noteworthy (and a recent mention in the Coffee News in Monroe MI - thanks Yvette!) I'm inspired to post again.
We had a recent snowstorm that yielded us some pennies as the snow melted.
Today was two dimes (people don't like it pick up wet money but I think it's cleaner, right?) and six pennies from 118 Street to the 116 subway station and then back. Yesterday was the most gruesome and dirtiest find in the subway - one penny that my daughter and I had to reach through the gate to get out of a pile of grime. It was nasty and those gloves are in the laundry.
I am going to estimate we've found about $1.32 since our last post (there were three quarters in there). I think that's a conservative estimate.
People don't stop to pick up coins during a down pour. In the strong rains that have continued of late, we've swooped down and collected $1.12. And a cat whom we've named Nova. When he blinks we see cent signs in his eyes.
Total haul for the last ten days = $1.12 and a cat with orange eyes.
Since we last checked in we have found pennies in pools, on beaches, on the subway, at the registers in grocery stores, and in the rain on the sidewalk. Same goes for nickels and dimes. Today, there were seven pennies and a dime shining up at us from our own rain-slicked stoop as we left for work/school.
I found a dime near a U-Haul lot and thought this picture of a walrus on the side of one of their trucks was funny. That's a ten cent laugh for you.
Don't hate me, but I did not pickup a shiny penny and a nickel on the subway yesterday.
I was too tired from playing football and rollerblading. I haven't been that physical since I was five years old breaking rocks on a chain gang.
Please note, I'm done with the football and whiffle ball and Frisbee and rollerblading for a while because they're cutting into my riches. When catching the game-winning Hail Mary pass costs you six cents because you're too tired to bend over and pick them up - it's time to rethink your priorities.
Well, you can count on me. I'm going for sure riches over uncertain health benefits and probable injuries. To hell with Frisbee and football.
And I'll leave whiffle ball to the Beastie Boys.
Total haul for the last few days = .10 and some sore muscles
Dry as a bone here in Harlem today but raining copper. And Nickel. We found 17 pennies and one nickel walking along 125th Street, which is one long Michael Jackson memorial. People must be so busy looking at all the Michael Jackson memorabilia that they don't care if they drop money.
The best MJ tribute was a huge tarp that had a close-up of Michael's face from the Thriller album (with tiger cheated in) airbrushed onto it and a guy with a camera charging people to have their portrait taken in front of the tarp. I may go back this weekend and get my photo taken there.
We add the whopping .22 we found today to the paltry .03 found over the weekend in Virginia and we have a nice round .25 cents.
There's a great park in NYC that has AMAZING landscaping. It has to be seen to be believed. Even the mushrooms come up in the right place. It's so nice, I'm not going to say where it is! But I found three cents on the way there.