Updates on 5G Towers: Calls for a Moratorium, New Possible Sites for Towers

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Village Preservation continues to vigorously oppose the plan by the city to site 32-ft.-tall 5G towers throughout our neighborhoods, testifying last week and the week before at Community Board 2 hearings on the plan. We’re pleased to report that the full board approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on the program and pointing out many of the other deep flaws in the program and public engagement process. While such resolutions are only advisory, it’s an incredibly helpful statement from Community Board 2.

There continued to be more confusion than clarity around the plan. Many proposed sites violate regulations regarding sidewalk width and proximity to trees, residential windows, and landmarks and historic districts. What role the Landmarks Preservation Commission will be able to play in overseeing or approving these remains to be seen. Even the locations of the potential towers seems mired in confusion and ambiguity. The following are sites in our area which one or another site agency or website involved has indicated might be under consideration for siting:

  • near 113 Horatio Street (east of West Street)
  • near 100 Horatio Street (west of Washington Street)
  • near 100 Jane Street, on West 12th Street (west of Washington Street)
  • near 445 West Street on Bethune St (just east of West Street)
  • near 108 Gansevoort Street (located just east of West Street)
  • near 93 Gansevoort Street
  • near 113 Jane Street 
  • near 820 Greenwich Street 
  • near 771 Greenwich Street 
  • near 41 Cooper Square 
  • near 23 Third Avenue
  • near 41 Avenue A 
  • near 184 East 7th Street 
  • southwest corner of Prince and Greene Street
  • northeast corner of Prince Street and Broadway 

Village Preservation will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide more information when available and let you know how you can be involved.

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January 25, 2023