The cache is NOT at the listed coordinates,
they simply point to the Great Lawn
of Central Park, the site of many classic
New York musical moments.
Everyone knows "New York, New York," but
to find this cache you'll first need
to check out some of our favorite, albeit
lesser known, songs about or
inspired by New York.
Each clue will lead you first to an artist and
then to a particular song in which
you'll find a number (or variable) to plug into
the equations below the clues.
Follow the steps until you have your final
coordinates - they will take you
to a place where you can usually hear
music of some kind.
Please re-hide the cache carefully, as it can
be seen by passersby quite
easily if not covered properly. Check from all
angles to make sure it can't
be seen and looks somewhat natural. Also, make
sure the container is SNAPPED shut on all
One hint: Most of these songs have the
words "New York" in their titles.
A few don't.
- The made-up artist who had a hit with this
song on his first solo album in
1978 wasn't playing with a full deck.
The 2 digit number in the second verse is
- This singer/songwriter relocated to NYC
from his sweet Carolina and
struck gold with a song that has a very
familiar title. It's not a remake of
the Old Blue Eyes classic, however. The 2
digit street mentioned in the
first verse is variable B.
- As far as talent goes, Erasmus Hall has
produced some gems, including
this guy who wrote a tribute to the streets
of his home borough. The number
mentioned most in this song is variable C.
- This singer wandered the streets of the
Bronx as a teenager, but he
didn't give NYC the royal treatment until this
song some 30 years later.
These lyrics are tough to find, but they're
out there. The singer is reminiscing about
being a certain age in this song.
The age is variable D.
- Although, by age, this singer/songwriter
falls between baby boomer
and Gen X, he definitely was a member of
Generation D. He's from
Queens, but the song you're looking for is
set in, and named after, another
borough. The numeric month of the holiday
mentioned in the song is variable E.
- This Islander wrote a famous song about
NY on his piano, but you're not
looking for that one. The song you need
actually has another US city
in its title, and paints a bleak portrait of
NYC's future. The year in which
the song is set is variable F.
- You might have danced to their tragedy of
1979, but you certainly didn't
dance to their tragedy of 1967, set in rural
NY of ????. The year in which
the song is set is variable G.
- This song has a strange title, especially
since these guys from Queens
are both still with us and feelin' groovy. The
track number of this song, from
the album (CD) on which it was originally
released, is variable H.
- Most people don't visit NY for the sand and
surf. Too many sedated punks
from Queens around. The last digit of the
zip code of the neighborhood that
is the song title is variable J.
- When you get right down to the heart of
the matter, even though his name
suggests otherwise, this singer/drummer
isn't the head of a mafia family.
This song takes note of how quickly things
can change. The number of times
the word "believe" appears in the lyrics is
- What does a Jersey guy know about NY?
On second thought, he did
witness an incident on 57th street about 7
minutes before the song you're
looking for. The time of day (hour only)
mentioned in this song is variable L.
- It's possible that these Irishmen had a
religious experience at Sylvia's
restaurant. The street that sounds like a
symphony is variable M.
x = ( F - G ) * K + M + ( L * B )
y = ( A * H ) + J + D + ( E - C )
N 40 46.x
W 073 58.y
Feel free to send me a message if you're
And many thanks to addisonbr for the help
Be sure to check out Parts II and III!
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