FOUND by Polly Sugartree in Chelsea, New York City, New York
One glum sunless Chelsea morning I was huffing it up 10th Avenue. A light mist was falling. The sidewalk was littered with dog poop, which I was masterfully avoiding in towering high heels. Then SHAZAM, mid hop-skip-jump this stunning photo strip, was nearly crushed under my gilded toe, caught my eye. I dare say it was love at first sight.
I picked up the photo strip, brushed it off, and have adored it and the stunning creature captured (Miss America) for the past 3 days this has been in my possession.
FOUND by Alicia at Zaytoons Hookah Bar on Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
I started a job as a waitress at a hookah bar in Brooklyn and got stuck alone with the Valentine’s Day shift this week. The owner had recently fired the busboy so it was extra crazy for me– so many couples came in!! I think that’s why we only noticed this homemade Valentine under a table at the very end of my shift. The manager was about to toss the card but I asked to keep it. The giver (Murat I think) had clearly taken so much time to make it. I love the two pigeons on the cover, and the message on the back.
FOUND by Jason Feifer in The East Village, New York City, New York
I picked a little pad up off the street in the East Village on Saturday — the day after the horrible school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut — and opened to find this page. Not entirely sure of the message, but I’m going to just hope it’s in support of gun control, and against killing drugged out ninjas in dresses on skis.
FOUND by John Dulworth in Midtown West, Manhattan, New York
This find so touched me. I was kind of flooded with a mix of memories and emotions when I realized what I was holding. First off, I was happy to discover that kids still pass notes. With all the technology advancements and changes in just the last 15 to 20 years, I’d imagined that there was nothing that still connected the school kid generations. As I picked this note up, I was transported back in time to when I was a kid in school, feeling immediately connected to these two young souls. I send out silent prayers to them in hopes that everyone is well and happy.
FOUND by Paul Markowicz in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York
I found this note today (Memorial Day, 2012) on the street walking back from a picnic in Prospect Park. It was laying face-up by itself and since I noticed it was a sizable handwritten note, my curiosity was piqued. When I started reading it, I figured it was a breakup note or an angry letter from a parent, but by the end assumed it was a cash gift to a once-spoiled child. The true story is still unclear.
This sign was taped to the railing for about a week at the Nostrand A/C subway stop. I was surprised that MTA employees didn’t take it down sooner. I guess that’s one way to hook-up. I really want to know if the poster got any calls!?!