Hidden Treasures in Manhattan: Two 1930s Time Capsules at Upper East Side Bloomingdale's

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Did you know that underneath Manhattan’s Bloomingdale’s Department Store lies not one but two time capsules?

Filled with treasures from a pristine signed Babe Ruth baseball worth at least $50,000 to $75 worth of banknotes collecting 200 years of compound interest, the capsules are slated to be opened in 2130 and given to New York City’s hospitals.

Read the full article for more information about the capsules, from the story of their burial, to a rough calculation of the banknotes’ final value.

Joshua Mu

Joshua Mu

Contributing Writer

When he is not attempting to hustle the hustlers of Central Park, Joshua enjoys exploring the depths of what New York has to offer. He one day hopes to pilot a drone without immediately crashing it.

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