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Mystery Illness on East 4th Street – Effects of Microwave Radiation

The publication called Westview News has published an article documenting very high exposure to RF-EMR in an apartment complex in the East Village. This is a story about the predicament of Teresa Mazur, who has been suffering from the exposure to exceedingly high levels of microwave radiation, and whose pleas for help have been totally ignored. See the article here:

http://westviewnews.org/2022/02/06/mystery-illness-on-east-4th-street/kim-p/

Hopefully, this article will lead to a clamoring for Teresa and residents with similar symptoms throughout NYC to be heard and for the wireless telecom providers to comply with the Communications Act of 1934 provision on power levels.

47 U.S. Code § 324 – Use of minimum power
In all circumstances, except in case of radio communications or signals relating to vessels in distress, all radio stations, including those owned and operated by the United States, shall use the minimum amount of power necessary to carry out the communication desired. (June 19, 1934, ch. 652, title III, § 324, 48 Stat. 1091.)

Note: wireless antennas are basically radio stations that transmit data over radio frequencies.

Please forward this far and wide. Also, please send a note to the publisher expressing thanks and support for printing such an important article. If you have or know others with typical exposure symptoms such as Teresa has had, please include that in your message. Email it to gcapsis@gmail.com or call 212 924 5718.

Queens Community Board 1 Joint Committee Meeting on Link5G Poles

“…once they’re installed we can’t go back, so we need to make sure…that there’s not going to be any harm to any of our community members, we owe them that.”

Antonella Di Saverio, Chair of the Environment & Sanitation Committee, QCB1

The Environment/Sanitation and Transportation Committees of Queens Community Board 1 held a joint meeting on January 25, 2023 to review a proposal for six Link5G poles in their district. The colossal 32′ tall 5G and public WiFi poles have been gaining in controversy across the city. After the presentation by New York’s Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) and industry consortium CityBridge, three experts were given more time than usual to speak in opposition. There was also explosive testimony from Police Officer and 9/11 Rescue Worker George Sinopidis, who was injured after wireless infrastructure was placed outside of his home in Astoria, Queens.

You can view the presentation here:

Individual presentations & time stamped moments:
39:41 Theodora Scarato, Environmental Health Trust
54:58 George Sinopidis, Police Officer
1:13:48 Kent Chamberlin, PhD, former NH Commissioner on health impacts of 5G, Chair Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of New Hampshire
1:40:57 Odette Wilkens, Esq., Wired Broadband, Inc., a nonprofit
2:03:08 Community Discussion about wireless and community options.

Professor Chamberlin encourages everyone to review the slides of his presentation, which includes links to all the studies he references.

https://wordpress.com/post/newyorkers4wiredtech.com/2189

“If anyone tells you that low-level wireless radiation is harmless they are either woefully misinformed or putting it politely they are not being truthful.”

Professor Kent Chamberlin, PhD, former New Hampshire Commissioner on Health Impacts of 5G

While CityBridge and OTI gave assurances that the FCC handles all health and safety monitoring, Ms. Scarato and Professor Chamberlin both explained the weakness of the FCC’s oversight, including the decision not to update its 25 year old guidelines, which the 9th Circuit District Court had ruled ‘arbitrary and capricious’ in 2021. The FCC still has not returned to the court with a reasoned explanation, which shows just how shaky a foundation our future wireless utopias are being built upon.

It was like all our freedoms were taken away with these towers…like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It just didn’t make any sense.

George Sinopidis, New York City Transit Police Officer

Mr. Sinopidis’ testimony was a powerful revelation of how a person’s life can be devastated by the arbitrary placement of an antenna across from one’s property, and a reminder of how health is still our greatest asset.

Ms. Wilkens presented a thorough argument on why the city’s hands are not tied, as is so often claimed, and underscored the dismantling of any semblance of environmental review in New York City.

A return to completing the project of fiber to the premises that Verizon had left partially done was recommended by all three experts who had come to speak in opposition. Its phenomenally lower energy footprint was also noted.

Ms. Scarato re-iterated how important it was for the city to make public the information on what kind of antennas, power levels, and modulations will be in use, as there is no way to assess their safety without this data.

The Committees voted for a disapproval of the poles until further information can be obtained.

There was not enough time for CityBridge or OTI to answer all of the questions that were raised, but they will be back at the Full Board meeting on February 21 where the issue will be visited again, and where the public will have a chance to weigh in.

Please keep an eye on their calendar page for zoom link & meeting information: https://www.nyc.gov/site/queenscb1/calendar/calendar.page

Link5G Poles are coming to Washington Heights and Inwood

1/29/23

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:


https://patch.com/new-york/washington-heights-inwood/installation-5g-towers-wash-heights-paused-after-pol-speaks-out

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!

5030 BROADWAY
500 WEST 211TH STREET
408 WEST 207 STREET
3809 10 AVENUE
2500 AMSTERDAM AVENUE
401 West 203rd Street
4119 BROADWAY
302 DYCKMAN STREET

NY4WT

* Please let us know if you are a constituent or if you plan to attend!

DATE
MANHATTAN CB12
COMMITTEE MEETING
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



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Meetings Manhattan Community Board 12 February 1&2, 2023

Queens CB1 hosts informational Link5G Meeting, wireless radiation experts and a telecommunications lawyer will also testify

Queens CB1 — the Community Board representing Astoria, parts of Long Island City, and Woodside — will be hosting a very special meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 6:30pm EST. The Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) and CityBridge will be presenting on Link5G, the latest wireless infrastructure rollout. Three experts will present the opposing view. There will also be important testimony from a community resident who was injured from wireless infrastructure placed outside of his house.

Featured guest speakers include:

Theodora Scarato, Environmental Health Trust

Kent Chamberlin, former NH Commissioner on health impacts of 5G, Chair Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of New Hampshire

Odette Wilkens, Esq., Wired Broadband, Inc., a nonprofit

We hope you can attend, take advantage of this important discussion, and spread the word!

  • We are told this is an informational meeting to educate the Committee members. The public will have a chance to comment at the Full Board meeting on February 21 where OTI/CityBridge will again be presenting.

Please see the zoom meeting information below:

CB1, Queens is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Meeting

Topic: CB1, Queens Environmental/Sanitation and Transportation Joint Committees Meeting

Date/Time: January 25, 2023 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81912862259?pwd=c3RvZ1I1Qit0M3F3QzBMc1JZc1lvUT09

Meeting ID: 819 1286 2259
Passcode: 174530

One tap mobile:
+19292056099,,81912862259#,,,,*174530# US (New York)

Dial by your location:
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 819 1286 2259
Passcode: 174530

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb0V8syZ72

Download a flier here to distribute in the neighborhood:

5G ALERT: Community Board 2 Meeting, Tues, 6pm – NoHo, SoHo, the Village, Little Italy, Chinatown, Gansevoort Market

NYC’s Office of Technology and Innovation is busy making presentations to community boards around the city touting the giant 5G cell towers.  So far 3 community boards have voted for moratoria and 1 has disapproved.  

As constituents of your respective community board districts, you can make public comments during the meetings (usually 2-3 mins) that will determine how your CBs will vote.

The  CB2 district consists of: NoHo, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Chinatown and Gansevoort Market.   

Tomorrow, Tues, Jan 17 at 6pm, CB2 will be hearing a presentation from OTI on the 5G towers.  They will have a public comment period — don’t know if it will precede OTI’s presentation or be after the presentation.  If you live in the CB2 district, or know of anyone who does, please forward this email to them.   Your voice and their voices are important and crucial, and the community boards are listening.  This is our chance.

Here’s the link to register for Tuesday’s call:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2sLZpVxpS5eYB45UtYaSKA

An added note of encouragement, please do see the front page cover story on the topic at WestView News by our very own Jill McManus: https://westviewnews.org/

Also please do use the attached flier if you happen to be in the neighborhood tomorrow.  Bulletin boards, health food stores, anywhere you think people would want to know!

Please let us know if you or others will be attending the meeting.

Thanks,

Odette      

  and NY4WT

Link5G Presentation at Manhattan’s Community Board 9 – West Harlem

January 9, 2023, 6:30 pm

Please join us for the Health & Environment Committee Meeting of Manhattan’s Community Board 9 – West Harlem, who have kindly set aside some time in their agenda for discussion of the Link5G poles this Monday evening, January 9, 2023, 6:30pm.

We are lucky to have Odette Wilkens of Wired Broadband who will give an overview of what is happening in New York at this moment, and we are especially grateful to have Theodora Scarato of Environmental Health Trust to be addressing the science, health and environmental aspects.

Following will be a Q&A, with an opportunity to raise your hand and join in the conversation as well.  It would be great to hear your voices.  Please do pass this on to anyone who wants to know about the Link5G poles or is connected to the neighborhood.

With very many thanks,

New Yorkers 4 Wired Tech

Manhattan Community Board 9 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: MCB9 – Health & Environment Committee Meeting
Time: Jan 9, 2023 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81399742526?pwd=NDk2VyswcVdGK0FSdGVBZDR3YVVLQT09

Meeting ID: 813 9974 2526
Passcode: 368755
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Meeting ID: 813 9974 2526
Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kUgI8LEa7

A Schedule of upcoming Community Board Meetings

Extend the comment period on the new Link5G poles


Here is the map of the current proposed sites.  Check out to see if your neighborhood is next:

https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Social-Services/LinkNYC-New-Site-Permit-Applications-Map/tdt4-7qzu

Questions you might ask in the public session of your community board:

  • Did CB 2 receive written notice from OTI regarding the proposed installations?
  • Did CB 2 notify all property owners, property managers and the public in the district since these installations will directly affect us?
  • Will OTI be giving the community board a presentation?
  • Is an extension of time from OTI possible?
  • Would we proceed to a resolution for a moratorium to provide time to address any questions or concerns?

Community Board Meetings in the very near future:

Monday, December 19, 2023

Queens Community Board 13

Mon, December 19, 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Bellaire – Bellerose – Brookville
Cambria Heights – Floral Park – Glen Oaks Laurelton – Meadowmere – New Hyde Park
North Shore Towers – Queens Village – Rosedale Springfield Gardens – Warnerville – Wayanda

Community Time begins at 7:15pm, before Board Meeting begins

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87490305284?pwd=cDc1T1pRRXVvVnk4S3BUYUlFN2tVQT09

Meeting ID: 874 9030 5284

Passcode: 869658

One tap mobile

+16465588656,,87490305284# US (New York)

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The District Manager will be available to discuss problems or follow up on complaints. 

These are the ones still in the comment period.  A lot more have already been approved.

85-15 258 STREET
83-59 263 STREET
256-17 HILLSIDE AVENUE
253-50 149 AVENUE
81-14 257TH STREET
138-89 FRANCIS LEWIS BLVD
135-21 136 AVENUE
80-51 261 STREET
264-21 UNION TURNPIKE
81-51 261 STREET
260-03 HILLSIDE AVENUE

General Board Meetings are normally held at:

Bellerose Assembly of God
240-15 Hillside Avenue
Bellerose, NY 11426

Begins at 7:30 pm

To confirm meeting date, time and location, check our Calendar or call the Board Office: (718) 464-9700.

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Tuesday, December 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Community Board 2 – Manhattan Meatpacking W. Village  Soho 

https://cbmanhattan.cityofnewyork.us/cb2/event/full-board-jeannine-kiely-chair-17/

FULL BOARD Jeannine Kiely, Chair

We accept both written testimony and live testimony at the beginning of our meeting, but please note that public speakers will be limited to 2 minutes or less at the discretion of the Chair. We recommend submitting written testimony, which will be summarized at the meeting, to ensure an opportunity for your voice to be recognized.

• Submit written testimony by 5:00 p.m., December 20, 2022
• Register to speak at the Full Board by 5:00 p.m., December 20, 2022
• Register to attend virtually via zoom We strongly encourage the public to attend virtually. If you want to speak, you must separately register.
• If you have limited internet access, you may attend our full board meeting in-person, in the CB2 Conference Room. Register here. Please plan to wear a mask over your mouth and nose during the entire meeting. The in-person component will be at CB2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village #1A.

445 WEST STREET
99 GANSEVOORT STREET
110 PRINCE STREET
820 GREENWICH STREET
100 JANE STREET
113 JANE STREET
99 JANE STREET
771 GREENWICH STREET
568 BROADWAY

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Manhattan – Community Board 12  – Washington Heights

General Board meeting

689 FT WASHINGTON AVENUE
727 FT WASHINGTON AVENUE
11 NAGLE AVENUE

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Thursday, December 22, 2022, 7 pm Full Board  Bronx CB 11

   Request Speaking Time: https://www.nyc.gov/site/bronxcb11/contact/request-speaking-time.page

speakers must register at least thirty-six (36) hours in advance to receive an initial, two (2) minutes of uninterrupted speaking time. 

600 ADEE AVENUE

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Brooklyn Community Board 16  Brownsville   
Public Hearing Notice – Agenda TBA

https://www.nyc.gov/site/brooklyncb16/announcements/announcements.page

812 THOMAS S BOYLAND STREET
774 ROCKAWAY AVENUE
702 ROCKAWAY AVENUE
369 BRISTOL STREET