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Home Bomb Shelter Now Mainly Used for Tax Breaks

Francisco and Maria Lago have a historical structure sitting under their Queens home, but they’re only using it to store tools. The moldy 300-square-foot room, which was installed during the height of the Cold War, is the only stand-alone private space in New York that still qualifies as a bomb shelter. The main benefit is that, thanks to a 1961 law, the Lagos have saved thousands on their property taxes over the years, though presumably they’re even less worried than the rest of us about an attack from the Soviets.

Home Bomb Shelter Now Used for Tax Breaks