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Old 10-23-2007, 06:33 PM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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A house with a bomb shelter?? I've bought twice on LI, and was never shown a house that had one. I would love to check one out.
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Old 10-23-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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A house with a bomb shelter?? I've bought twice on LI, and was never shown a house that had one. I would love to check one out.
Once upon a time, I lived in an apartment building in Kew Gardens. And, I discovered a whole big cache of civil defense supplies in the basement. Survival crackers. Water. First aid supplies. Booklets with instructions on how to decontaminate people.

Of course, there were so many primary targets in the NY/LI area back then, that all of that BS would have done you about as much good as a tinfoil hat.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:04 PM
 
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When I grew up in Roslyn Harbor, one family did build a bomb shelter (this was probably 1960 or so during that whole scare with Fidel Castro ) . It would be across from the Frick Estate (The Nassau County Museum now). Sometimes the family would allow us to go inside and explore. It was creepy , dank and dark actually. I wonder if it is still there. It's on Motts Cove Road.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:20 PM
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Yes, there is one I know of in Centerport. The house, a ranch, is in the "Old Centerport" section by the old post office. It dates to the 1950's. A friend who purchased the residence was surprised to find it! There was nothing inside, though.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:28 PM
 
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A house with a bomb shelter?? I've bought twice on LI, and was never shown a house that had one. I would love to check one out.
Yes my cousin has one in their older home in Massapequa.

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Old 10-23-2007, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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A house on Bond St in NB had one. The house was one of the originals in the area and had a stocked BS for years. The family sold the house to a really horrible family and the next time that we saw it was when the HF had moved. Rats and roaches and crap. I did get to see it again after a new family bought the house and fixed it up using the sub-basements for storage.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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A house with a bomb shelter?? I've bought twice on LI, and was never shown a house that had one. I would love to check one out.
A client's house in Stony Brook has one.
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:29 AM
 
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Default Bomb Shelter

We had one in our backyard in East Meadow
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:30 PM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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I've never seen a real estate listing that mentioned a BS as a selling point, if only as a conversation piece. I would imagine there are more around the island that you don't know about.
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:06 PM
 
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Well, there haven't been any built for decades , I don't think. No one else on this board is probably old enough to remember air raid drills in school when we would get under our desks and cover our heads with our hands. Now, that would really be effective in a nuclear attack. lol.
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