Upload & Sell: Off
Unclaimed items are auctioned off after a reasonable time. Proceeds benefit NYC. Do your best to find the owner, but don't make it a quest.
I'll have to disagree here. NYC is not small-town America where language differences might not be a factor in trying to locate an owner of a missing Leica. Nearly 30% of New Yorkers do not speak English and if we add the total tourists and visitors in a day to "The Big Apple" the number likely exceeds 30% by some margin. Here are some stats, first for NY State and then NYC...
New York - Languages:
Population - New York City Department of City Planning:
Making a good-faith effort trying to locate the owner through English-only outlets may seem honorable on the surface but, to my sensibilities, it excludes the most-likely first point of someone's search, the Lost Property Division of either the MTA or PA. From the OP's own postings, the camera was found on the 21st, it is now the 24th. My question to the OP is simple, "Just how long, and how deep, would any of us go searching for a lost camera in a foreign land?"
Methinks the OP's, uh, "nobility" has diminished the likelihood of reuniting the owner with their camera, not increased that likelihood. Online postings informing the public that a lost Leica had been found and had been turned over to the specific Lost & Found would have been the way to go...IMHO...in NYC.
My 2¢ for today.