Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Three cents and three trees. Although my cents were found on cement sidewalks, I thought the three trees were better looking than the patch of cement.

Total haul for the day = .03 and some peace

TOTAL to date = A completely underwhelming $25.70

Monday, June 29, 2009

Three Cents and a Bunch of Lavendar

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.

Total haul today = .03

TOTAL to date = $25.67

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Summer Hours

We're sort of busy eating pretzels on park benches and enjoying the summer in NYC so we may not update daily for a while. Who knows.

However, we did find some change recently. Two dimes at the laundromat and a slew of pennies throughout the city this last week. Fourteen pennies, to be precise.

Total haul over last five, storm-riddled days = .34

TOTAL to date = $25.64

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's Been a Year

A slow year. The market crashed. The mortgage industry imploded. The New York Times nearly became the No York Times. The American automotive industry is in collapse. The government pledged $787 Billion for economic stimulus. What a year to start counting found money.

In the past year I found only three paper bills. In every year prior to this one I found more paper money. But I won't give up.

And on we go into Year Two of Found Money. We can do it - we can find a manila envelope with $50K in it.

Yesterday we found five pennies. Total haul for June 19, 20, 21, 22 = .05 and a whole hell of a lot of RAIN.

Total haul for today = so far, nothing

TOTAL to date = $25.30

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Coin Comedy

Comedy Corner has coins, ya'll. I found a nickel and two pennies there on Wednesday night while changing my shoes before my set.

Wednesday total = .07 and a handful of crickets

Today's rain offered up two floaters (pennies in puddles).

Total since Tuesday = .09

TOTAL to date = $25.25 and some open mic sets

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dime in the Dirt

Two pennies on the sidewalk, one in Harlem and one in SoHo, and a dime in the dirt on 119th Street

Total haul today = .12

TOTAL to date = $25.16

Monday, June 15, 2009

I Think I See a Quarter!

Weekend Update
(more of that idiot dog here, by the way)

Saturday = .01 found in the "Coqui!" melee on 3rd Avenue in Spanish Harlem
Sunday/Flag Day = .04 found on the way to NJ Transit (bus, walk, subway, walk, train)

Today I saw a dime roll to a stop in the street not far from the curb where I was standing. I picked it up after it fell and it was still warm; it was fresh from someone's hand or pocket. I crossed the street and passed a bunch of school kids and I think I heard one say, "That's my dime." Not any more it's not.

Total haul for the weekend and today = .15

TOTAL to date $25.04

Friday, June 12, 2009

Singlet & The High Line

Yesterday was a one cent day. Found a penny on Lexington Avenue. Did not find anything but superior design and execution at the newly opened High Line park in west Manhattan. It is AWESOME.

I can't wait for them to finish the rest of the park because what they've created so far is so good that it will be MOBBED. By the way, no jogging up there - "it's not an exercise park." But they did let my kid haul a** around the place.

Total haul for June 11th = .01

TOTAL to date = $24.89

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ugly But True

I passed this coin in the dirt yesterday here on 118th but couldn't stop to pick it up because I was carrying my 54-pound sleeping wonder. Today I saw it again and was happy to see that it is (barely) a nickel. Also found a penny in the subway station.

At jury duty today a guy in front of me dropped a bunch of change but all the do-gooders helped him recover it. Maybe I'll find something this afternoon near the Astor case which is being held down the hall - with paparazzi and the works.

Total haul for the day = .06

TOTAL to date = $24.94

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

25 Cent Rain

Thunder cracked loud at 4:30 this morning and woke me up. I enjoyed the light show before falling back asleep. A blackened sky kept us at home during rush hour so we left late this morning but then we ran for it. We found two cents while running. And then I found another penny on the street, a dime on the train, and another penny walking home with my kid, who found a dime somewhere during the day.

(the photo was totally ripped from the Internet - go here to see more)

Total haul today = .25 and about 2 inches of rain

TOTAL to date = $24.88

One friend found seven singles in Brooklyn today. I suggested he purchase a 40 of OE with it.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Dad, Can I Have a Nickel?

No, son, you don't have any pockets. And your brother there would just eat it any way.

Excellent. So *I* got the nickel I found in the Congo exhibit at the Bronx Zoo today.

I tell ya, there's nothing like playing hookie from unemployment and going to the zoo on a perfect 73F Monday. It was beautiful and empty.

Total haul today = .05 and some gorilla snaps

TOTAL to date = $24.63

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Not Much

My daughter came home with a penny.

Total haul for today = .01

TOTAL to date = $24.58

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Clickety Clack

Found five pennies yesterday, June 5th. Four were on the stoop of my building. Lost winnings from last night's dice game, probably. Clickety Clack. And another around the corner.

Total haul yesterday = .05

TOTAL to date = $24.57

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Wednesday = 0, as in 0uch.

Today I found a penny as I came out of the subway at 116th street. It was a great excuse to stop and put down all of my Trader Joe's and Whole Foods bags, which were stretching my arms.

Total haul today = .01 and longer arms

TOTAL to date = $24.52

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sixth Cents

I almost went ass-over-teakettle today picking up a nickel off of the floor of the 6 train while it was pulling into a station, which is precisely when those ridiculous brakes make you want to take your own eardrums out with a paring knife. I recovered though, five cents richer.

Then I found a penny on 13th Street after watching Star Trek at the Union Square theater where a MOUSE RAN OVER MY LEG while I watched the movie. The theater was THAT empty. Okay, I think it was a mouse. It may have been a SMALL RAT. You've been warned. How was the movie? Who can remember!?

Total haul for the day = .06 and an intimate run-in with a rodent

TOTAL to date = $24.51

Monday, June 1, 2009


I've been in Harlem for a month and finally found my first quarter. I also found three pennies on our first walk with the Idiot to Morningside Park (pictured here).

My favorite quote that I've heard in Harlem fits in with today's find. Last night, walking home from Central Park, we passed a guy standing up from a stoop and walking away from his friends and he said, "I think I'll go and try and get a cigarette; I have a quarter." Man, that's a cheap loosey.

Total haul for the day = .28

TOTAL to date = $24.45