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POPS - Paramount Plaza

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Hidden : 05/12/2009
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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P O P S - Paramount Plaza

POPS stands for Privately Owned Public Space and these spaces can be found throughout NYC.  I noticed the tree symbol at several areas while scoping out cache locations and did some investigating. Here is an excerpt from the nyc.gov webpage talking about these POPS.  Click on the following link for more info:
nyc.gov POPS webpage
The 1961 Zoning Resolution inaugurated the incentive zoning program in New York City. The program encouraged private developers to provide spaces for the public within or outside their buildings by allowing them greater density in certain high-density districts. Since its inception, the program has produced more than 3.5 million square feet of public space in exchange for additional building area or other considerations such as relief from certain height and setback restrictions.

This cache is located at 1633 Broadway between W. 50th & W. 51st Streets. A short walk to Times Square and the Broadway theaters, you will be in the heart of Manhattan.

**04/18/12 - The MARS 2112 restaurant and flying saucer are no longer at this location. Still a nice plaza to rest for a while
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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybpngr gur zrah/ fvta obneq (pheeragyl gurer vf ab zrah ba gur obneq) naq gura jnyx cnegvnyyl qbja gur fgrcf gb npprff gur ovfba ghor ybpngrq evtug oruvaq gur zrah obneq. Cyrnfr or fher gb cynpr vg onpx ba gur ybjrfg nern bs gur srapr gb xrrc vg bhg bs rlrfvtug.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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