IMAGINARY SPACES FOR AN IMAGINARY WAR: FALLOUT SHELTERS IN NEW YORK CITY
Let Me Die in My Footsteps: New Yorkers React to Fallout Shelters
‘Cause somebody tells me death’s coming round.
And I will not carry myself down to die
When I go to my grave my head will be high.
At the end of the day, for New Yorkers and Americans as well, there was always the question of whether outliving a nuclear war was even worth it. As one civil defense protester at City Hall Park in Manhattan wrote in a sign, "After two weeks in a shelter, then what? No food, no water, hot dust and death."