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NYPL: Box + Letter = Letterbox

A cache by New Market Mallers Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/28/2017
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

First you find a box. Then you find a letter. Then you find the letterbox!

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 December 2018! Geocachers who have found at least 4 NYPL caches are eligible for a Level 1 pathtag! Geocachers who find at least 8 NYPL caches are eligible for a Level 2 pathtag as well! If you think you qualify, please send me a note and I will get your tag(s) 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 this cache has been nominated for Best Letterbox in NYC in 2017!!

In order to find the letterbox you need to follow these steps:

Step 1: Find the box. At the posted coordinates you will find a blue box. Look inside for the location of the letter.

Step 2: Find the letter. The letter will explain how to find the letterbox.

Step 3: Find the letterbox. Sign the log book. Stamp the stamp book with your stamp if you have one. Use the stamp in the box to stamp your book. If you do not have a book, I have left some pre-stamped cards behind for you to take.

***Step 4: Please remember to leave the stamp and the inkpad in the box. They are NOT SWAG.

Please note the times that the cache will be available:

Monday 10am to 6:00pm

Tuesday 11am to 7:00pm

Wednesday 10am to 6:00pm

Thursday 11am to 7:00pm

Friday 10am to 5:00pm

Saturday 10am to 5:00pm

Sunday - cache not available

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fgntr 1: Ovt Nccyr Cnerag

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)