“Danger -ous, attractive nuisance, it’s a legal term and if you want to know how it came about, just look at that,” said Community Board 11 member Jerry Iannece.
He pointed to a T-Mobile cell phone tower that suddenly appeared in the parking lot behind the minimart on 35th Avenue, between the Clearview Expressway and 205th Street, in Bayside last week.
Janet McEneaney, president of the Northwest Clearview Civic Association, is furious. The tower has a Department of Buildings’ permit, but is freestanding. “What’s going on? The community board heard nothing, and they’re very upset, too,” she said.
Iannece and McEneaney are surprised that permission was given for this tower without any community review or input. “It’s freestanding. As I understood it, that requires scrutiny from the community,” Iannece said
The land is owned by Donald Anzlome, of Glen Head, L. I., but when contacted, he had no comment, either on how the structure came to be, or whether he was receiving rent for it. “I can’t take this call at this time,” he said.
McEneaney has been contacted by residents and civic leaders from hers and nearby civic associations. “These are going up all over. We will be T-mobile Land,” she said, adding her concern about the long- term impact of these towers. “Our children are being used as guinea pigs.”
Cell Tower’s Location Questioned In Bayside