Dear Friends of Safe Tech,
We are focusing our Link5G outreach on Washington Heights and Inwood this week. Please do attend as many of these community board committee meetings listed below as you can, especially if you live in the area, as your opinion means more if you are a constituent. And please do pass the schedule on to your neighbors and friends. We are not sure if we will be able to get more extensive time to present on the issue, but we would like to maintain a presence and at least be able to bring it up in public comment sessions. Double check at the community board https://cbmanhattan.cityofnewyork.us/cb12/ to see if one has to do an extra sign up for public comment, and let them know your thoughts.
Here is an article about a pole that was miraculously halted on Fort Washington and 190th Street, giving us hope that poles can be stopped, even long after the official public comment period has ended:
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY — The installation of a 32-foot 5G pole in Washington Heights has been paused after residents spoke out about the installation to a local elected official.
Uptown Council Member Carmen De La Rosa reached out to the NYC Office of Technology and Innovation about pausing the installation of one of the internet-bringing towers at 689 Fort Washington Ave., near West 190th Street.
Strangely, the pole that was halted on Fort Washington Avenue is not on OTI’s official list of new permit applications below. Is this because it was on the site of an old pay phone? Ask the Community Board!
|500 WEST 211TH STREET|
|408 WEST 207 STREET|
|3809 10 AVENUE|
|2500 AMSTERDAM AVENUE|
|401 West 203rd Street|
|302 DYCKMAN STREET|
* Please let us know if you are a constituent or if you plan to attend!
|NAME ||RESIDENT?||NOTES/Will Attend||ZOOM LINK|
|WED 2/1/23 7-9PM||PUBLIC SAFETY||https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wElzkCjXSXGO82PdxxDGug|
|WED 2/1/23 7-9PM||LAND USE||https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Bv_Sj3-kSv25tbcF24PNJw|
|THURS 2/2/23 6:30PM||HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT||https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9RSzws8BRw6Ba7lPHkVNWg|