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New Market Mallers: The branch where the final is located is closing for renovations as of today and will not open again until next summer. I stopped by today and picked up the container and will hold onto it until I can hopefully reactivate this cache in 2019. Thanks to all who visited so far!


NYPL: New Amsterdam Travel Bug Hotel

A cache by New Market Mallers and proteus75 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/11/2017
2.5 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Welcome to the New York Public Library system! This cache has limited hours of availability, which are listed below on the cache page. The library is currently offering a limited service and is undergoing renovations. It is however open and the cache easily accessible. To find this cache you are going to have to solve a small field puzzle using the listed virtual waypoint.

***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  New Market Mallers a note and he 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!

Coordinates will take you to where the cache can be found but to locate it you are going to have to travel to the listed virtual waypoint and answer a few simple questions.

To find the exact location of the cache solve the puzzle below. The cache is large enough for Travel Bugs so please trade, only taking those that you intend to log and place quickly.

The cache can be found here : CBEGFXHI, JKLM


B = the 4th letter the 7 letter Pole erected Under British Rule?

C = the 2nd letter of the 5 letter 'Row' that was constructed about the time of the American Revolution

E = the 8th letter and F = the 3rd letter of the 8 letter temporary structures that were built around the time of the civil war?

G = the 2nd letter and H = the 9th letter of the 9 letter fountain constructed around the time of the 99th Mayor of New York

I = the 6th letter of the 6 letter 2 small buildings that were added during the most recent period of renovation

X = the number of maps here – 4. Expressed as a roman numeral

J = the number of letters in the line that was added along Broadway during the great expansion

K = the number of occurrences of the letter P in the name of the 5 letter fountain that first appears around the same time as the federal post office

L = The number of letters in the first word of the two letter word famous building was built between 1800 and 1835 that still stands and is in use today

M = the number of windmills in the area between 1625 and 1664.


Please note the times that the cache will be available:

Monday 10:00am to 7:00pm

Tuesday 10:00am to 7:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am to 7:00pm

Thursday 10:00am to 7:00pm

Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday - cache not available

Congrats to NYWanderer and JordsAu for FTF!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Tb gb gur iveghny jnlcbvag naq ybbx nebhaq!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



59 Logged Visits

Found it 42     Didn't find it 1     Write note 12     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 1     Owner Maintenance 1     

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