According to some urban prospectors, YES! In this report by Kitco News, reporter Daniela Cambone hits the streets to find out just how much you can make mining the streets and rivers of New York City.
Gold can be found in the endless crevasses of the city, with some ‘urban miners’ tallying in roughly $300 a day by scraping gold off 47th street. […] Saratoga Springs History Museum’s curator Michael Levinson, who worked on an exhibition about the history of maritime disasters in NYC harbors [… discusses] how much gold can actually be found in the waters surrounding Manhattan Island.
via Kitco News