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Holidays A Busy Time For MTA Lost And Found Unit

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If you've lost something while taking mass transit in the city, there's a good chance you can get it back.

Transit officials say they collect more than 50,000 items a year on subways, buses and commuter trains.

Most belongings left behind are typically wallets, handbags, umbrellas, and smartphones. But sometimes more unusual items turn up, including prosthetic limbs, a pet rabbit, and a diamond engagement ring.

The lost and found's busiest time is during the holidays, when resident and tourist traffic is at the highest.

The MTA's lost and found boasts an impressive 60 percent return rate.

If you're looking for property lost anywhere in the city's transit system, you can submit a form online at lostfound.mtanyct.info.

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