Hempstead Township Panel: No To Cell Phone Antennas

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A major Long Island township’s appeals board has rejected a cell phone company’s proposal to install six wireless antennas on the roof of a Jewish community center.

Town of Hempstead spokesman Mike Deery tells Newsday in Sunday’s online edition that the board determined that the cell phone company had failed to prove the need for improved wireless coverage.

He also said there was concern the new antennas could affect property values.

The cell phone company had wanted to erect the antennas on the roof of the Farmingdale Wantagh Jewish Center.

The town approved a zoning ordinance tightening restrictions on cell phone towers on Sept. 21. But it was approved too recently to be applied in this case.

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  • Nick

    The cellphone companies should just not bother with putting up new towers in Hempstead. It’s full of low rent slimes that don’t pay for the high margin data stuff anyway. Let them rot in their little slum enclave while the rest of the world marches foward.

  • Michael H.

    NIMBY! Let Garden City or Merrick deal with those eyesores. AMIRITE?

    read that as dripping with sarcasm as you possibly can…

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