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    Man receives 'most New York note imaginable' from person who found his lost wallet

    One Lower East Side man received what some have called “the most New York note imaginable” after losing his wallet at a concert.

    Reilly Flaherty found out after a Wilco concert at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn earlier this month that his personal effects were missing, and later got a letter that was a metropolitan mixture of brash, surprising, honest and mean.

    “I found your wallet and your drivers license and your address so here’s your credit cards and other important stuff,” read a note, later posted on Instagram, that arrived in a plain white envelope.

    “I kept the cash because I needed weed, the metrocard because well the fare’s $2.75 now, and the wallet cause it’s kinda cool. enjoy the rest of your day. Toodles, Anonymous.”

    A friend of the letter's recipient, who works at USA Today, which first reported the news, wrote that it was “the most New York note imaginable.”

    Flaherty said that he had about $100 in the wallet, which was from the Brooklyn-based Death at Sea and itself cost about $50.

    He said that he had already cancelled his credit cards and gotten a new license, meaning that note did him little good aside from whatever wisdom he may have gleaned from it.

    The Maine native said that he has lived in New York for four years and told the Daily News that the Wilco-related conundrum could be called “Ashes of the American Dream.”

    “I feel like there’s a lot of people here who try to do the right thing, try to be good people. But there’s that grind of New York where everyone at the end of the day is kind of looking out what’s best for them,” he said.

    He joked that the unknown indie music fan was clearly a professional thief, adding that when he first received the unmarked letter he thought, “This has got to be anthrax. This is it.”

    The Bryant University grad said that he has developed an odd relationship with the person who catapulted him to Internet fame, despite the fact that he has a limited set of facts about him or her.

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    Well, it's okay, but someone's lacking imagination if that's the "most" New York has to offer...

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