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FNGC Series - West Village Traditional Cache

Hidden : 04/08/2024
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((please remember urban caching requires stealth))


This cache is part of a series I'm creating to take those adventurous enough to every neighborhood in Manhattan. I'm still placing them all, but figured people could start finding the ones I've already placed to get a head start. Find all 50+, complete the series and become a Friendly Neighborhood Geocacher yourself! (I created a public list to make it easier to see them all:

I absolutely love urban caching, especially ones where you have to rely on your geosense, which is a great thing in NYC! 

Thie entire neighborhood is filled with great places to rest and re-energize before continuing the series!

Happy Caching!



ps - I love it when gecoaches teach me something so this is for those kindred spirits:


The West Village resides between Houston Street and West 14th Street, the Hudson River and 6th Avenue. Unlike the rest of Manhattan, it does not conform to the predictable "Grid" of streets - which makes it easy to get lost in the myriad enclaves of this scenic neighborhood.

The West Village, located in the western part of Greenwich Village, Manhattan, is a charming and historic neighborhood known for its bohemian atmosphere and vibrant culture. The neighborhood acquired its name due to its geographical location on the western side of the Greenwich Village area. With tree-lined streets, historic brownstones, and cozy cafes, the West Village offers a distinct and picturesque charm that has attracted artists, writers, and musicians for decades. It has a rich history as a hub of creativity and counterculture, with notable residents including poet Dylan Thomas, writer Jack Kerouac, and folk singer Bob Dylan. The West Village also played a prominent role in the LGBTQ+ rights movement, being home to the iconic and historic bar that sparked the Stonewall Riots in 1969 and became a symbol of the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. Today, the West Village continues to be a vibrant and diverse neighborhood, with its historic streets, boutique shops, art galleries, and renowned eateries making it a beloved destination for locals and visitors alike.

The West Village neighborhood is one of the oldest and most charming neighborhoods in Manhattan. Its name dates back to the early 19th century when it was still a small village separate from the rest of Manhattan. At the time, the area was referred to as the "Western Addition" to Greenwich Village, which was located to the east. Eventually, the neighborhood's name was shortened to "West Village" and it became known for its bohemian culture, artistic community, and quaint streets lined with brownstone buildings. Today, the West Village is still a thriving cultural hub with a rich history and unique charm that draws locals and tourists alike.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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