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.
Three pennies found in Union Square Park yesterday. I tell you, I am sweating it out wondering if I will find any change in Harlem. Union Square Park is like a free coin ATM, it pays out like a drunk slot machine - DAILY.
The movers come in less than 48 hours. I really should be organizing, cleaning, throwing stuff away, and packing.
Total haul yesterday and so far today = .03
TOTAL to date = $22.59
Oh, I found a Metrocard at the Doctor's office this week. It had $11 on it. Ka-ching.
My new 20 will be Harlem as of next week. (20 is police lingo for location, btw.) I wonder if I'll find as much coin wandering the streets up in SpaHa (Spanish Harlem).
Today was a winner. Two pennies in the 14th Street subway station, a dime and a penny in my building's elevator, and my kid came home with seven pennies that she SWEARS she didn't take out of anyone's pockets (but I am not convinced).
I love a shiny dime on the sidewalk on the way to the movies (CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE is MUST SEE, btw). And then a penny after the movies on University. And then a penny on the sidewalk outside a fantastic Cambodian sandwich shop where a really good friend treats your broke skinny ass to a delicious lunch.
I found three pennies over the weekend, all next to flowers; one by a flower stall and two next to flower beds. I wish I could plant them and come back in about six months and pick $100 bills off little copper plants.
I also found a quarter - maybe I should plant it first.
Today I found a dime and a penny in on the Q train. That takes my fare down but not low enough to accommodate for the ridiculously high rate hike on the way.
Raising the fare 25% while people are losing their jobs and cutting back? What are they thinking?
This kind of short-sightedness just means more fare-jumpers, which means more jailbirds, which means more meals for jailbirds. Might as well leave the fare where it is and save some people a lot of aggravation.
Total haul today = .11 Total haul for March 31, April 1, and April 2 = .04