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NYPL: Stapleton's Puzzle Cache Mystery Cache

Hidden : 01/04/2016
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Geocache Description:

A mystery cache involving history, resource management, and old-school spy techniques. 

EDIT: Stage 1 was DESTROYED by a car accident, and subsequently removed. Rather than starting in Historic Tappen Park, you will start (and finish) inside of the beautiful Stapleton Branch of the New York Public Library. You should visit the reference section for more information.

Stapleton is home to myriad locations of social and historical import, but you will be focused on only two of them for this cache. You will start in Historic Tappen Park and end in the Stapleton Branch of the New York Public Library, one of the original Carnegie libraries.

This is a field puzzle, using physical components that are provided for you on site. While this cache was placed with permission from the library staff, stealth is still a must.

Stapleton Library Hours:
Monday: 11AM-7PM
Wednesday: 11AM-7PM
Thursday: 11AM-7PM
Friday: 10AM-5PM
Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Sunday: Closed

Please note that this puzzle will only be available during the library's operational hours.

FTF: ukipiper
STF: nessieboombatz
TTF: shiebelicious

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)