This NYC Sanitation Worker Has A Beautiful Collection Of Trash Worth $160,000 After 30 Years On The Job

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For 30 years, sanitation worker Nelson Molina kept New York clean, and in the process found beauty in other people’s garbage, rescuing enough condemned items to fill a warehouse.

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On the second floor of a sanitation truck depot in East Harlem, he has amassed an astonishing collection of thousands of objects once chucked in the bin but now lovingly cleaned and restored.

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There are dozens of photos and pictures, dated portraits of unknown people.

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To walk the collection is to retrace 30 years of life in East Harlem in intimate detail from the majority Hispanic area, where Molina was born and still lives today.

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There are dozens of photos and pictures, dated portraits of unknown people.

To walk the collection is to retrace 30 years of life in East Harlem in intimate detail from the majority Hispanic area, where Molina was born and still lives today.

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