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Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg Film ‘St. James Place’ In Brooklyn Heights

There was a bit of a commotion centered around the corner of Henry Street and Love Lane on Sunday night. If you’re wondering what it was (and didn’t see the yellow or pink signs all over the place), it was the filming of director Steven Spielberg’s new film “St. James Place.”

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Signs Of The Cold War: Brooklyn Heights Fallout Shelters

In the 1950s and early 1960s, Civil Defense officials designated hundreds of thousands of Fallout Shelter sites throughout the U.S. in the event of a nuclear attack. The familiar yellow and black metal signs became standard fare during the Cold War in basement areas of public buildings, schools and other sturdy fortresses. The feds’ network […]

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