This cache was placed by Avroair on 2/14/04 (with help from Dan S. Mike B and BrazenRaisen). Five Star New York was conceived and implemented as a novel approach to geocaching and a fun trip to places in Manhattan. To our knowledge there is no other cache like this.
Fourteen clues and coordinates + the final cache. The clues are non-linear (you don't need one to solve the next), but I have laid them out numerically for the best way to cover them - just under 10 miles. I would suggest plotting each coordinate online before asaulting the waypoints.
(i) plaque, 1931 trilogy - N40 45.395 / W73 59.169
(ii) original founder, 10f 1045a - N40 45.462 / W73 59.083
(iii) pillars upon his shoulders - N40 45.526 / W73 58.625
(iv) a twist of face - N40 45.943 / W73 58.771
(v) “It’s the city’s crush and heave that move you...” Take the age x12 and add 10 = answer N40 46.250 / W73 58.753
(vi) Metamorphically speaking, it is where you stand. ZIP 81411 N40 46.648 W73 58.366
(vii)-a: number of lamp posts surrounding you.
(vii)-b: Info map. Shape in each playground. - N40 46.768 / W73 58.145
(viii) take your pick: (Pro, I:ii:212-214) or (Juliet, 3:ii:22-24) N40 46.865 / W73 58.133
(ix) Horus. And the four bearers N40 46.775 / W73 57.920
(x) No Standing, across from South Ferry N40 47.180 / W73 57.426
(xi) Mt. Morris seating. back of brass N40 48.257 / W73 56.618
(xii) Cullman Hall, Rose. N40 46.907 / W73 58.366
(xiii) Matt and Tim, last letter of Domus quote N40 47.061 / W73 58.296
(xiv) Located at C7? college cluster name N40 48.468 / W73 57.646
Final cache: Cache Site: drinking fountain
“The science of deduction and analysis is one which can only be acquired by long and patient study. Before turning to those moral and mental aspects of the matter which present the greatest difficulties, let the inquirer begin by mastering more of the elementary aspects.”
The final cache is a small lock-n-lock clear plastic container (only one place it could be!), hidden at the location of the puzzle's solution. Knowledge in various disciplines is helpful.