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New York State of Mind, Part II

A cache by J&D, with help from the gang Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/14/2009
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Geocache Description:

The cache is NOT at the listed coordinates,
they simply point to the Imagine mosaic in
Central Park, which has become a major
musical landmark of New York City. The 
actual cache isn't too far though, only three
subway stops away. 

To find this cache you'll first need to check
out some more of our favorite 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 

Stealth is definitely required - please re-hide
the cache well and check from all angles to
make sure it can't be seen. 

The first eight people to find this cache will
find a fitting reward. There are fewer songs 
this time around, but last time most of the 
songs had the words "New York" in their 
titles. This time, none do! 


- These vagrants weren't hanging out up on 
the roof, they were on Manhattan's longest
street. The numeric value of the coin 
mentioned in the lyrics is variable A.

- This up and coming singer/songwriter
writes about seeing a borough alight on a 
July night across the bay, all the way from
her beloved Neptune! The number of names
you'll likely forget is variable B.

- One might think of her as the first lady of
New Jersey music, since she's the boss's 
wife, but this singer's heart was in Chelsea 
for this song (and album, which contains a
few references to the neighborhood). The 
street in the title of the song (and album) is 
variable C.

 - I'm sure the first book of the bible didn't 
mention an animal prone on a NYC street,
but this band did on their concept album set 
in NY. The time of day (hour only) mentioned
in the song is variable D. 

- This 60s showtune is inspired by a Village 
Voice ad placed by a girl looking for a boy
she briefly met on a Greenwich Village street (in front of The Waverly, to be precise) - the song's title is the boy's name.  
The date (day only) the two first met is variable E.

- These rap pioneers paid tribute to their 
Queens neighborhood in this holiday
song. The amount of money in the lost wallet
(minus four zeros) is variable F. 

- Is there a better place than New York? Not
if you ask these guys, even though they 
named their band after a store in New
Jersey. The number of times the word train is
mentioned in the lyrics is variable G.

- Those who completed Part I will be familiar
with this tinkler of the ivories. He could be 
writing about Clarence Clemons on a Little 
Italy thoroughfare, but he's probably
talking about another...????? The number of
different NYC streets mentioned in the 
lyrics(same one sung twice doesn't count) is
variable H. 

- A knighted Brit writes a song with a 
DaVinci and Alice in Wonderland reference in
the title...and it's about New York City?
He even wrote a sequel many years later, 
but you're looking for the original. 
The year this song was first released is
variable J. 

- Esta canción fue cantada por un
rey, y más tarde, una reina. The 
position that the original release
peaked at on the Billboard pop chart is 
variable K. 

x = ( D * E ) +( B * H ) - H 
y = ( J / G ) - F - C - (K + A) 

N 40 47.x 
W 073 57.y

Feel free to send me a message if you're 
stuck somewhere. 

Thanks to addisonbr for the scouting help 
and BLAA for the idea to create a sequel!

And be sure to check out Part 3...

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