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The Brooklyn 3K: A marathon, not a sprint

June 16, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A geocachers’ gathering in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

There is no way around it: when Brooklyn is in your blood, you cannot escape it. I was born in Brooklyn, but moved away (against my will) when I was but 5 years old. I insist that I learned to tell time from the clock on the Williamsburg Savings Bank. I still get teary-eyed every October 8, the day in 1957 that the Dodgers announced their move to Los Angeles. I ate my first hot dog at the real Nathan’s in Coney Island. (That memory, like the clock story, may or may not be true, but I am sticking with it.)

So what does that have to do with you? Only this: after collecting most of my milestone caches in the suburbs where I live, I decided to seek No. 3,000 in Brooklyn. I have selected a target in Brooklyn Bridge Park. And I would like to invite the geocaching community to join me in celebrating.

So here is the plan. Between now and June 9th, I will lift my total to 2,999 (I hope.) On that date, from 11:30 a.m. to noon, we will assemble at the park. (The coordinates are near the intersection of the park greenway and the Pier 2 promenade.) At noon, I will make my way to GC7C6Z9, “The Best View in New York,” where I will attempt to find No. 3,000. Those of you who decide to join me will have license to cheer or jeer, depending on the outcome.


June 16, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Brooklyn Bridge Park


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