Someone Is Stealing NYC Manhole Covers

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"There seems to be a trend or a spate of incidents that seems to be happening at an alarming rate now," a Con-Ed spokesman tells the Times. At 300 pounds each — and with a street value of just $30 a piece —  that seems so not worth it, except as viral marketing for Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles reboot.