Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New York paved with gold - man makes $500 a week from gems dropped in streets

A man who combs the sidewalks of New York with a pair of tweezers makes up to $500 a week from gems and gold dropped in the street.

Unemployed diamond setter Raffi Stepanian, 43, from Queens, crawls around the city's "Diamond District" and extracts precious metals from between the slabs.

"I'm surviving on it," he told the Telegraph. "The soil in the sidewalks of 47th street are saturated with the stuff."

Watch out for a new gold rush.


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