"Is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there will be nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future?" Jacqueline Kennedy

Monday, March 17, 2008

On Henry, Attack Of The Cell Phone Towers!

Henry Street

On Friday, I received the email below from a reader who reports on a new cell phone antenna which has been mounted right onto the façade of a house on Henry Street.
"Hi, I wanted to know if there was anything you could do to help us with 553 Henry Street? They put up some cell phone antenna on the facade and I am very scared when walking with my little children that they might fall? I have never seen it done this way.
They just went up today , I think. These are on the roof, but 1 is on the facade. Unreal. I am not sure how many. But is this legal? They have a permit in the window. But on the facade? This is a major hazard. Carroll Gardens needs to get landmarked really fast!"
So on Saturday, I took a little walk to Henry, and the reader was not kidding. It was quite a site. I am not sure how I can help, but I checked on the D.o.B. web site. A permit was issued back in January for:
"Installing Telecommunications Cabinets with related dunnage & antennas on roof in conformance with TPPN #5/98."
No mention of anything being attached to the façade and hanging over the sidewalk. I can understand the concerns of the reader. Does anyone have any advice?

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Anonymous said...

Switch sidewalk and enjoy the multiple bars on your cell!

Anonymous said...

well that was a stupid comment.