North Brother Island - NYC

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North Brother Island - NYC

Post by earlturner88 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:01 pm

This GeoCache was not accepted by the New York Geocaching Reviewer as geocaching is not allowed on North Brother Island.

Regardless, the cache has been placed and I feel it's a shame for the most adventurous cachers and urban explorer not to learn about perhaps the hardest Geocache in New York City.

Needless to say this adventure will bring you to an incredible place trapped in time that only a few of us will have the pleasure to have explored.

Discussing the legality of this intent is usless, that is not the point of this shared information.
Please refrain from commenting on this futile topic as, however, they who would like to take this journey will do so regardless of the regulations.
This is America after all.

Let's start:


N 40° 48.011 W 073° 53.855
UTM: 18T E 592995 N 4517160

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**Geocache Description: **

Darkness, heavy as a cape, charge the night with somber taste.

The melancholic black silhouette of the Island stands in front of you just thousand feet from this rocky shore, lulled only by the green flashing light of old buoy.

And it's at night that the infamous Mary Mallon still haunts the island,
an island once doomed to tragedy, where now only the gentle East River wind blows through the thick vines and ivy, engulfing the decaying buildings.

Nothing is left to it, not even the Black Herons, once kings of the decay, now disappeared, gone, on a cold autumn dusk, as Mary did before them, they too left behind the inhospitable place that never once was considered Home.

Dying on that cold November night, Her soul , as her body before trapped by William Park, is bound to torment that tranquility.

Villain or Victim?.
It's up to you to solve the mystery, find the remains of her last words, an free her lament from this forgotten world.

**Additional Hints :**
At the right time her ghost will reveal to you, not before, not after, too afraid for the light , only the brave will cross the journey, helped by the moon and her force. Follow the main old road, right off the side! Look! You'll find a light that once shed over darkness. Now shed no more, but Her last words are still trapped inside of it.

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Re: North Brother Island - NYC

Post by TermiteHunter » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:49 pm

Well if they don't allow them there I would suspect that it will not be listed here either and this thread will soon disappear and no one will ever find this difficult piece of refuse in an area that doesn't want it

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Re: North Brother Island - NYC

Post by Mr.Yuck » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:36 am

The OCNA webmaster just happens to be from New York State. We have two reviewers (and have had the same ones since 2006, despite stupid rumors that other people have "taken over" the reviewer names over the years). The longer tenured reviewer handles the Eastern half of the State, including NYC, obviously. They have compiled a wiki on with all the restrictions on Geocaching State wide, and North Brother Island is most definitely listed as being off limits, as are many other small NYC Islands. It appears North Brother is a bird sanctuary, closed during mating season, and from what I can tell, only able to be legally visited "by appointment". A guided tour, if you will. I'd have to consult with my 2 fellow admins, but I'd say it's very unlikely we'd list the cache here. That being said, I have no problem with this thread being posted. And I'd imagine it has been posted on other Geocaching related forums.

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