The New York Press has an interesting story about a treasure hunter who also manages a building in the nabe.
New York Press: Bonanzas Big and Small: James, the 48-year-old manager of my Brooklyn Heights building, is a demolition man by trade. People pay him to go into an apartment that’s being prepped for rehab and strip it bare. He works cheap and makes deals with the owners to keep whatever he finds—light fixtures, copper pipes, lost earrings. When he’s not demolishing, he’s detecting, as he has done since he roamed cemeteries with a metal detector as a kid.