Welcome to the New York Public Library system! This cache has limited hours of availability, which are listed below on the cache page.
***NEW as of March 2017! Now geocachers who find at least 6 of the 13 NYPL caches are eligible for a pathtag! If you think you qualify, please send me a note and I will get your tag out to you.
Did you know that every branch of the New York Public Library offers free Wi-Fi? That's great news for all geocachers visiting from out of town!
Update: May 2017 - I have been notified by the New York City Geocaching Community that the NYPL Series of caches has won the award for Best Series in NYC in 2016!!
Update: February 2018 - I have been notified by the New York City Geocaching Community that this cache has been nominated for Best Multi in NYC in 2017!! Thanks to all that have visited so far as you are a big part of this happening!
Few actors have the history and connection with New York City like Robert De Niro. Born in Greenwich Village, home to this cache, the list of films that De Niro has appeared in, that were either shot in NYC or based here is truly remarkable. Among the most well-known are Mean Streets, The Godfather II, Taxi Driver, The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Midnight Run, A Bronx Tale and Analyze This. Additionally, De Niro is one of the founders of the Tribeca Film Festival, which has been held annually in lower Manhattan since 2002 and draws about 3 million people each year.
This edition of the NYPL series brings you to a place where Robert De Niro shot a scene from one of his greatest movies, Raging Bull. The waypoint coordinates listed on the cache page are for the Carmine Street Pool which is the location for one of the most pivotal scenes in the movie. It is the place where Jake La Motta speaks to Vickie (his future wife) for the first time. This location is now also home to the Carmine Street Mural, which was executed by Keith Haring in 1987.
PART 1: To find this cache, you will first need to locate the geocacher's favorite mascot at the posted coordinates. Here you will need to use your TOTT to get further instructions.
Please note the times that the cache will be available:
Monday 11:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday - cache not available