Found an art pad in NYC. How should I try to find the owner?
May 8, 2012 5:49 PM   Subscribe

Found an art pad on the 14th st A/C/E subway. I posted on Craigslist. What next? Are there other sites I should post on that people check?
posted by Brainy to Grab Bag (9 answers total)
Does it look like it belongs to an art student? Or someone who just likes to draw? If it looks like it belongs to a student, maybe make some flyers to put up at SVA, Parsons, FIT, and any other art/design schools in that general area that I'm forgetting.
posted by ocherdraco at 5:56 PM on May 8, 2012

This is exactly what the lost & found is for.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:05 PM on May 8, 2012 [2 favorites]

Did you find it in a subway car or on the platform at 14th St? If it was on the platform, the owner will probably pass through that platform again, so you could try putting up a few flyers there.
posted by telegraph at 6:13 PM on May 8, 2012

Yes, I'd take it to the lost and found. That's where I always go when I lose anything on the subway.
posted by orange swan at 6:46 PM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

Post a notice at the platform.
posted by elizeh at 8:05 PM on May 8, 2012

Try Reddit, especially if you think it belongs to an art student since their demographic trends young. Redditors love the whole Internet detective thing and they've reunited cameras and other list items with visual clues numerous times.
posted by carmicha at 8:33 PM on May 8, 2012

What @orangeswan said. When I have lost things on public transportation I neither think to check Craigslist nor do I read posters on the walls.=
posted by pink candy floss at 9:37 PM on May 8, 2012

If you do go the "contact schools" route, just wanted to add Pratt to the list.
posted by dixiecupdrinking at 7:52 AM on May 9, 2012

What do you mean by art pad? Because I lost a moleskine notebook a day or two ago, and the 14th st A/C/E is on my commute!
posted by suedehead at 10:58 AM on May 9, 2012

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