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NYC transit hubs handle flood of lost items

3 years 4 months 4 weeks ago December 27, 2013 Dec 27, 2013 Friday, December 27 2013 December 27, 2013 7:28 AM in News
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK - A pet bunny rabbit. A prosthetic leg. A car bumper. A tuba.

These are some of the crazier items among the tens of thousands of things located on New York City commuter trains, subways and buses every year.

The New York transit officials who run the lost-and-found units for the Metro-North Railroad and New York City Transit say they're not surprised by anything that comes through the door.

The supervisor of Metro-North's lost and found says the most commonly collected items include wallets, keys, reading glasses and cellphones. But many seemingly ordinary items - like hand-knitted scarves - often hold great sentimental value for the customers who come to collect them.

Officials in charge of the lost and founds say the holiday season is the busiest time of the year.

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