A proposal to place a cellular tower on top of a 72nd Place house has been complicated by backlash from neighbors and attempts by the property owner to get out of the contract.
Cell Antenna on House a Tough Sell
Community Board 5’s Land Use Committee on Monday unanimously voted against the proposal by Omnipoint to place a 25-foot tower on top of Joseph Wroblewski’s house at 53-20 72nd Place.
On Tuesday, Wroblewski said he is trying to get out of his contract with Omnipoint due to the negative reaction from his neighbors.
[Assemblywoman Marge] Markey confirmed she is working with Omnipoint to find a better location. “We’re trying to see if we can avoid having this installed on top of a residential building in our community,” she said Monday.
This is typical of western Queens elected officials. Instead of saying, "We don't want this in our neighborhood, now get the hell out," as is done in other parts of the borough, city and country, our politicians try to help those with bad plans for our communities in order to spare them a financial hardship. We are told over and over that we must "compromise". That's the buzzword. Instead of standing in solidarity to fight intrusion, our elected officials invite the enemy in then try to convince us that they won a victory because they were able to tell them which table to sit at. Pathetic.