New York Post

Look who’s NIMBY now! Nadler vs. cell towers

- Carl Campanile

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.

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