New York Post
Look who’s NIMBY now! Nadler vs. cell towers
One of the city’s most prominent liberal politicians is saying “Not In My Backyard” after the city proposed 32-foot-tall cellphone towers on the Upper East Side.
Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler — who has demanded that city officials close Rikers Island — cosigned a letter sent to the city Landmarks Preservation Commission objecting to a dozen cell towers going up in historic districts along posh Park Avenue and Carnegie Hill. The letter was cosigned by Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, state Sen. Liz Krueger, Assembly members Alex Bores and Rebecca Seawright and Council members Keith Powers and Julie Menin.
The Upper East Side is not the only neighborhood impacted. Mayor Adams’ Office of Technology & Innovation is overseeing the installation of 2,000 Link5G towers across the city to bolster cell service — including 18 in Community Board 8 on the UES.
“Today, I joined with my fellow East side elected officials raising concerns about the placement of these 5G cell towers in our historic neighborhoods without careful consideration of its effect on the community,” Nadler said in a statement on Twitter.