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Brooklyn, N.Y., Can Collector Owns Millions in Real Estate

The self-proclaimed “old-fashioned bohemian” spends much of her free time collecting cans as a hobby to get exercise.

Brooklyn, N.Y., resident Lisa Fiekowski describes herself as an “old-fashioned bohemian.” And she happens to own more than $8 million in New York City real estate. However, Fiekowski spends a lot of her free time collecting cans, which she packs into her graffiti-covered 1993 Toyota Camry.

So, why would a wealthy woman collect cans? It’s just a hobby she uses to get exercise, Fiekowski told New York news outlets.

NBC New York has more:

A can collector whose graffiti-covered, recyclables-filled car is an unwelcome fixture in her Brooklyn neighborhood reportedly owns more than $8 million in New York City real estate.

Lisa Fiekowski spends much of her free time collecting cans, which she packs into her 1993 Toyota Camry, the New York Post reported. But her can-collecting is just a hobby she uses to get exercise, not a hustle she needs to make money, she told the outlet.

The self-described “old-fashioned bohemian” owns a $1 million co-op near Prospect Park, as well as at least three properties in Harlem, according to the outlet. Her husband, meanwhile, earns around $180,000 a year in a job with the city.

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