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Manager Melissa Gissentanner looks through the current month's drawers of lost mobile phones and wallets in the safe of the MTA Metro-North Lost and Found department, at New York's Grand Central Terminal.

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NYC transit hubs handle flood of lost items

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.

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