The NYC Board of Standards and Appeals at their last meeting rejected the application by Continental Communications to renew its permit for ~300 cell antennas at North Shore Towers, a large apartment/co-op complex in the Floral Park area of eastern Queens.
The board rejected the application because the board of North Shore Towers revoked its approval pending the results of tests that will be conducted next month to determine the effects the antennas are having on health and safety.
As you can see from the above photo of the roof of one of the buildings, there are quite a number of antennas along the edges of the roof (look for vertical lines).
Litigation will likely now be the result as Continental stands to lose millions of dollars. NST receives $120,000 from the company for permission to post the antennas on their building roofs.
This many antennas may also represent a breach of contractual limitations. Pressure should be put on Greenthal Management, who manages the complex, to keep track of the antenna count in the event that it is deemed excessive.
The tanks that supply the co-op's drinking water are located inside the bulkheads, which have all kinds of accessory equipment strapped to them in addition to a collection of antennas. Might residents here be drinking irradiated water and could that be a contributing factor to the high cancer rates found in the area?
And let's not forget that the presence of antennas and other pieces of equipment surely will lower the value of penthouse and high floor apartments should adverse health effects be discovered.