Eerie Cold War shelter uncovered under Brooklyn Bridge

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  1. evangilder

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    Hey Dan and Joe, I wonder if you guys ever knew about this. Interesting piece of NYC history.

     
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    If you guys get any pics please post some. Great info mate.

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    Wow how can something like that be forgotten by the goverment? You would think that they would have a list of these places and slowly go down the list and take care of them, one by one. Thats a funny one Eric.
     
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    I think they can open a Museum in those shelters to show the public how they look like.

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    I know on the brooklyn side of the bridge there seems to be old dwellings built into the base of the bridge - I never heard of them being used for a bomb shelter, interesting!!!
     
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    We have also several shelters in Prague, they're connected to the Subway tunnels.

    Great info.
     
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    Same thing with me that Joe said.... Interesting stuff....

    Ask urself the same question concerning the 100's and 100's of Missing POW's from Vietnam...
     
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    maybe cause they don't give much of a damn anymore
     
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    They never gave a damn....

    And ur signature phrase is gay as hell, change that before I do...
     
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    Sad but true, Dan. I guess us old cold war relics know it all to well. Sure they give a damn, until the fit hit's the shan, then suddenly, you are a liability, or a throw-away.

    But they had so many shelters during the cold war that I doubt even during it's height that they knew where they all were. And once the perceived threat is gone, it doesn't seem to matter that stuff just got left where it was.

    I remember walking into a weapons bunker in several places over the years to discover ammo from guns that had long since gone out of the inventory.
     
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    damn, and all that food wasted...
     
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