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 was just thinking yesterday how silly it was that I post about a few pennies every day. And then some of you clever folks read my mind and sent me messages about how you like the blog.
Thanks to all of you who have sent support and to those who just keep coming back to be sure I haven't gotten rich on pennies yet. Your involvement makes it much more fun, so gracias from Spanish Harlem (where I found two HIGHLY oxidized pennies and one shiny one today.)
I found a few pennies near the World Famous Cyclone at Coney Island. At first I thought they were shaken out of the pockets of people on the ride, but I was wrong. The only thing that ride shakes is your bones and brain. Holy crap, it's a rickety, jaggedy, jerky old thing. Next time I get up the EIGHT BUCKS to ride it, I will wear a helmet and neck brace. The pennies must've been placed there by people making offerings to the gods in hope of surviving the Cyclone.
The image above is part of the cattle-pen entrance to the Death Trap on Wheels.
Coney Island find on Saturday = .05
Other total from the rest of the week = .17 (Pennies and a nickel, mostly in Harlem. Not a single day without at least two cents)
Total haul since last Monday = .22 (and a sore, bone-crunched neck)
Wheat paste graffiti never lies! This was shot on Crosby Street last week.
Saturday = .12 (dime and pennies)
Sunday = .01 (close call)
Monday = Subway shells out two more cents. Someone told me it was filthy to pick up coins on the floor and that I was teaching my daughter bad habits. I told my daughter not to listen to crazy strangers who can't mind their own business. Update: Subway offers up two *more* cents.
My kid shot this picture with my camera on a gallery walk last night where she also found three pennies (updated in yesterday's totals). Today she was shooting a subway grate when she found another penny. And then I found two more pennies and a nickel in SoHo.
My child celebrated Mother's Day by finding the first penny today - right in front of our building. And we found three more while cruising around in our finery looking at flowers and eating sweets. Including one on the floor at SpaHa Cafe (our favorite eatery in Spanish Harlem), which has the best sweets in the neighborhood. I wholly recommend the fruit tarts.
Steps from the 116th Street Subway station at Lexington, I found a dime and then another dime at the laundromat. And then two pennies on Lex walking home from a delicious dinner at Moustache (the lamb sandwich is one of the best things in NYC).
Eight pennies today in Harlem, five of which were stacked nicely on the base of a lamppost (sort of like the one pictured above) at Lexington Avenue. Another three on the floor near a check out counter.
May 2nd - one penny found at 116th Street station and another at the hardware store on 119th and 2nd = .02