The picture below from Nuclear New York is from their Nuclear NYC images and shows a Post Attack team taking Radiation readings at 5th avenue and 42nd st.What they are taking a reading from is the Lion statues at the front 5th ave side of the NY Public Library main branch. This picture is one of my favorite NYC Atomic Art pieces conveying the overwhelming horror of a Nuclear attack. The insignia below would be what a unit depicted would wear a RADEF RADiation DEFense insignia. Part of the Civil Defense Energency teams needed after a Nuclear Attack to check Radiation levels Fallout intensity and Radiation absorbed by Rescue units and Fallout Shelter residents.
Flallout Shelter NYC tries to give the reader a sense of Cold War NYC, A very real time in New Yorks History as i sit among the many relics of it. My main idea for this blog started when i basically made and posted and researched on my commute every morning and night over many years you are reading a blog made on a cellphone and edited if i had time on my laptop. My commute from the East through Brooklyn Queens, Nassau county from Suffolk was a trip, only 50 miles from the Empire State Building it sometimes took hours on the Long Island RailRoad, It gave me time to see the destruction of some of this Nations greatest Aviation Giants, Places every metropolitan New Yorker has ties to through family, I bet that every New Yorker that lived here from World War 1-2 and Cold War had a family member in those years that worked at one of the Aviation manufacturing plants, * Republic in Suffolk County built over 10,000 planes during the war one of the many Aviation and related companies that won the WW2 and the Cold War and put us on the moon, i have visited many Nuclear related sites and bases invited and uninvited and always saw the manufacturer of let say at a Nuclear missile silo the air filters keeping the apocalypse out of the launch command bunker underground made on Long Island. The intruder Radar Queens Long Island, My Civil Defense Version 700 Geiger Counter made in Brooklyn Long Island NYC, Uranium for tbe Manhattan Project sat on a pier in Manhattan NYC the A-Bomb from beginning to end was a big part of NYC and Long Island Brookhaven National lab was a huge part of Nuclear Weapon Testing in the Pacific as well as treating the unfortunate down wind residents and continues their medical care to this day. So much was involved here and i watched it torn down on my daily commute into Manhattan and saw it around me as it disappeared nobody said a word. Most New Yorkers are Cold War Vets and or served at a Nike Missile or USAF base or Military Base within 100 miles of New York City and i unfortunately in my posting Neglected Upstate NY and New Jersey part of the Fallout Shelter NYC story with many of the Nations very Important Cold war bases and Alerting radars BOMARC Missile control facilities just over the hudson as well az NIKE Ring of Steel Air Defense Of Metropolitan NYC.
It is a story so interesting i am always looking for more history. As of last week my Laptop crapped the bed, and i am computerless imagine that! Back to the phone, the site i am linking this to will explain and show you every detail of New York Cities Nuclear and Cold War History. It is the ultimate NYC site of information it is how i plan my cold war siteseeing it is where i research many of the NYC Civil Defense items and Stpries i come upon as should you, i left links to this well of rich information, drink from it i do often, It pretty much thinks as we do at this blog and loves NYC as well. All interested parties looming for history if its not here its there.Pictures propaganda of NYC like i have listed pictures like above of the NYC Public Library being checked by a Post Attack Radiation Team that entered the metropolitan Target Area, the picture has been one of my favorite NYC Atomic Propaganda since we are always the target in Civil Defense literature and scenarios Hollywood has nuked us many times over, we have been drawn and used as the city to map how far a A-Bomb blast goes compared to a H - Bomb books like WARDAY didnt directly wipe us out but the missiles hit Queens Brooklyn Long Island and a Firestorm burned most of Ling Island to the Dead Zone East of NYC set at Brentwood Highway 111 or as we call it route111 written by the authors as official target info of the NYC area, NYC in truth does get hit hard we no longer make the things i previously mentioned here none of it. All gone, Military bases now county airports NIKE facilities used by Army reserve, What was the Eastern Most BOMARC Missile launch Facility now hosts Suffolk Counfy Police Evasive and Pursuit vehicle training course, the Launch sheds of what they called "Coffins" filled with County storage, Floyd Bennet Field Kings County "brooklyn" Police Helicopters and Driving Course NYPD. But our Enemies not formally declared Soviet and China or N Korea never would believe that a great superpower would close down these defenses of our Air or even our Civil defense except for those in tbe Middle East that attacked our City during a lull in the fear we all once had. We believed our Govt was not asleep, New Orleans knows that fear from a Natural Enemy since our Nation goaded us to believe we are safe and protected and help is there it was...... Many years ago. Now nobody uses NYC as target city in anything really although i was shocked staring At the billboard for "The Day After Tomorrow " or "Independence day" kind of left a real bad taste in my mouth.
"NUCLEAR NEW YORK" is everything you wanted to know about NYC and its Nuclear ambitions but were afraid to ask totally interesting blog with plenty of links to NYC Historical podcasts and educational backed information with media. Im not just putting tbis out to fill space im using a phone to post and write this!!! Its a guide for residents who wanna explore a part of our history. Fallout Shelyer NYCnot the digression and left out sources and poor spelling you will find on this blog. Although i do try and most of the stuff on here most people never even knew including me. I never knew that Nuclear Weapons were Based abd Stored in Suffolk or Nassau or in any of NYCs 5 Counties. I collected Civil Defense stuff and loved Cold War History until i got a car and visited places and libraries i became sold on fi ding out everything then came the internet and i had to relearn everything. Nuclear New York along with my blog will do that for those that love that era how Cold could of went Hot in a instant and it still could with much much less resources and knowledge. Visit both hopefully we are through 2020 and the Wu Flu we just got to deal with a Potato Head for president and a PopTart for vice, we can make it. Maybe i can get a little economic stabilization and get a new Laptop...... Although donations are accepted.