lost and found
Have you ever wondered what happens to that set of keys or the cellphone you accidentally left behind in the little bin at airport security checkpoints?
“But this being Yankees-Red Sox, I started razzing him. I told him he wasn’t getting it so easily. I was playing with him, a lot,” Manhattan restaurant owner Luigi Militello said.
The agency warned not to provide credit card information to third-party websites that solicit unofficial lost property reports.
For the handful of New York transit officials who dutifully collect and catalog more than 50,000 items a year lost on commuter trains, subways and buses, the monotonous flood of wallets, handbags, eyeglasses and smartphones is occasionally broken by tales of some of the crazier things left behind.
Of the customers who submit inquiries — about 1,500 a month — looking for lost items, 63 percent are recovered, the MTA said.
As the idiom goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”