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The One Where We Went To The Friends Apartment ... Virtual Cache

Hidden : 11/03/2019
2 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

On the SouthEast corner of Bedford and Grove, there is a building that would be left anonymous if wasn't for it's place in modern popular culture. The site of 90 Bedford Street, is also known as the “Friends” building. According to records from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the six-story residential building which is made of tan bricks, was built between 1898 and 1899, by the architecture firm Schneider & Herter. It is typical of late-nineteenth-century Eclecticism. Its distinguishing feature is the round-arched windows on the third and sixth floors. The building made its television début on September 22, 1994, on the pilot episode of “Friends,” in a three-second shot establishing the location of Monica’s apartment, and remained a regular cast member until the finale, a decade later. The building seems to have been unknown until 1997, when a neighbor revealed its location to the New York Times. Tours, guidebooks, blogs, and now Instagram have brought more visitors each year. At some point, the “Friends” building appeared on Google Maps. Tourists linger in the crosswalk, doing jumping jacks for the camera or wielding selfie sticks.

Logging Requirement
Take a selfie at the posted coordinates (North West corner of Bedford & Grove) with the "Friends" apartment building in the background, like the example picture below. You must be holding a piece of paper/personal item with your caching name visible on it. You do not need to show your face in the photo, if you do not wish to.

Virtual Rewards 2.0 - 2019/2020

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between June 4, 2019 and June 4, 2020. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards 2.0 on the Geocaching Blog.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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