[WATCH] New York City Once Had Over 17,000 Nuclear Fallout Shelters

Signs on building throughout New York City are all that's left of a widespread government effort to shelter millions of people from the fallout of a nuclear attack. Whether building basements would have succeeded in saving lives remains a matter of historical debate. But the hundreds — if not thousands of signs — that remain attest to a time when nuclear war threatened to break out at any moment.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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