VIDEO: Cell Tower Not Popular Among Residents

Locals marched from Manorhaven Park to Manhasset Isle, protesting a controversial cell tower.

On Sunday, Port Washington residents participated in an organized march to show their disapproval for the which is currently located at 41 Pequot Avenue.

Originally, the tower was issued a , but two years later  after a U.S. district judge ordered the village to take action within 10 days. 

Now residents are concerned with the to homes and offer an alternative solution. Execution Rock is located approximately one-and-a-half miles off the shores of and the residents think this is a much safer home for the cell tower.

CC March 21, 2012 at 03:41 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hyla-cass-md/cell-phone-and-wifi-dange_b_758167.html I'm sure the "local" politician wouldn't want the tower next to their house. These big companies have no morals, if they did, they would have considered another location for the tower. They recklessly placed this tower, irreversibly damaging that neighborhoods appearance and home values. It's all about the profit...how much money can they make for their shareholders and how big of a bonus check can the CEO get! Shameful!!
RHMcCabe March 21, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Another wonderful thing about increased cell phone service is the safety by which everyone on a boat can now enjoy.With dangerous storms popping up a cell phone is a necessity.Many of us have children and it is reassuring knowing that cell phone reception is up to par.
RHMcCabe March 21, 2012 at 05:11 PM
I saw a story once about farmers that were upset about electric towers upsetting their cows by their presence on farmland.To appease the farmers the power company painted the towers olive green so as to blend into the environment.Maybe if the cell phone tower were painted nobody would see it.
Port Resident March 21, 2012 at 07:04 PM
does anyone realize RHMcCabe is just trying to get under your skin? Surely the person is not truly that daft. Stop getting this idiot going, save your aggravation by recognizing that RH is probably giggling non-stop at every ridiculous post he/she writes and the return posts he/she reads of upset locals.
RHMcCabe March 21, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Hello Port Resident,I am a Port resident and have been for 40 years.I used to live on Yennicock Avenue on Manhasset Isle for years.We had a boat at Tom's Point Marina where we had the times of our lives,I am not daft nor am I trying to get under anybody's skin.I will say that I find the protesters and those now throwing a hissy fit to be quite funny as I believe that nobody cared about the tower until they saw their home value drop by as much as 50 percent.The thing that is truly funny is that the politicians that they voted for gave their support for the cell phone tower. This cell phone tower project has been going on since 2009 and now there are protesters.
hank ratner March 21, 2012 at 07:47 PM
If I might add to this...I certainly do not know how "soon in the process" did the public get involved. Having said that and for sure I am 100% on their side that this cell tower should NEVER been erected in this location., I must say that in my experience, we the public seem to get "involved" after the fact. Understanding all the pressures all of us are under in earning a living, raising children etc., we MUST keep vigilant and informed in order to prevent things like this to come about.
Friends of Manhasset Bay March 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM
McCabe - It's quite obvious your comments are far from personal deep seeded cognitions. Property value decline is only one of the drawbacks to the tower. The others: 1) Cancer risk (We get it - its no risk to you and the Mayoral staff because you/they don't live here), 2) Physical Property Damage (We get it, again you or the town officials don't live next door), 3) Ecology damage (Perhaps a bit more relevant to you). Emissions and signals from the tower interfere with birds who feed on certain types of fish, who feed on algae and insects. Any changes in this closed loop ecosystem can cause hypoxia. In the LI Sound Westernmost bays, hypoxia occurs in the summer months especially in the western bays and narrows but the season could lengthen or increase intensity with an outside force disturbing the ecosystem. Hypoxia kills the fishery and in time turns wetlands and narrows into mudflats. I'm a frequent boater and Manhasset bay is my favorite place to be on the water. If this bay, the closest natural basin to New York City suffers hypoxia, you won't be boating much more or doing any decent angling with or without good cell reception. I've been around the bay from Kennilworth Docks to Plum Point to Kings Point to Barkers Point to Execution Rocks and to Manorhaven Beach Park. While not perfect, I've ALWAYS had good cell service. Do you have any interests in this other than good cell reception? Again, if its just good cell service you are concerned about, it just seems unfounded.
RHMcCabe March 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM
I am a friend of Manhasset Bay as well.
Ben March 22, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Residents of Manhasset Isle have a problem while they were not looking a cell phone tower was erected and now they need to live with it or get rid of this. And property values have dropped more than 30% nationwide maybe more in Manhasset Isle because this is a crummy area homes are small and ugly have no basement or wet basements many have no garage no room for a pool this is a crummy neighborhood and now buyers think twice before buying a home thats why homes have dropped in value not due to the cell phone tower.
Adina Genn (Editor) March 22, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Ben, have you been to Manhasset Isle lately? There are some attractive new homes there now.
RHMcCabe March 22, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Hi Ben,I took a walk around Manhasset Isle today 3/22/12 and I am in complete agreement with you.House after house had broken fences and lawns that looked disgusting.I saw homes with boards in the windows and by chance I came across a burnt out house with a tremendous dumpster in front.I don't believe there are attractive new homes there,I didn't see them.
Frank March 22, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Ben, I dont know where you live but we are not clearly talking about the same place! Manhasset Isle is a beautiful place to live and they do have basements. What kind of comment is that?And as for you RHMcabe that house your referrring to ,that woman lost her whole family in a house fire (look it up story was on patch).How dare you talk about Manhasset Isle residents like that............you both have some serious issues and no cares to hear your comments. Do some soul searching!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Frank March 22, 2012 at 07:10 PM
This is for RH...........residents have been fighting the tower for 3years ,where have you been ? Im so glad you do not live in Manhasset Isle its a Beautiful cummunity!!! Stop commenting and find something constructive to do with you time instead of attacking people for protecting their homes and children!!!!!!!!!
AM March 22, 2012 at 07:18 PM
I am convinced that RHMcCabe and now Ben are the same mentally disturbed individul. It has become a sick game to post idiotic comments about a community we all know is Great and Beautiful. So Ben and RHMcCabe go get a real life because neither of you deserve to be acknowleded any longer! hahaha to you both since comments mean nothing to those of us who live in the beautiful community of Manhasset Isle.
RHMcCabe March 22, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Hi Frank,thanks for the kind words.I did not say anything critical of the homeowner who lost everything,I simply stated what I saw,if your truly interested in the appearance of Manhasset Isle you might repair the fence around the cell phone tower.I stated that it was by chance I came by that house,how sorrowfull.
RHMcCabe March 22, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Hi AM if you are going to insult anyone in print learn how to spell.
Frank March 22, 2012 at 09:07 PM
RH no one needs your sympathy! That fence your talking about is VILLAGE PROPERTY not a residents..............you are a complete mental midget.
Frank March 22, 2012 at 09:10 PM
RHMcCabe March 22, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Fix the fence.
RHMcCabe March 22, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Hi again perhaps you could join AM in a spelling class.You really should learn how to spell if you are going to insult people in print.I am polite and considerate whenever I write in to this marvelous site and I resent being insulted for speaking my mind.
Keith Klein March 23, 2012 at 01:56 AM
No Power to the Tower!
CC March 23, 2012 at 05:35 AM
@RH "sorrowfull", really? It's clear you have some type of vested interest in the tower and/or cell phone company. I suggest everyone utilize theirs energies to fight against this tower rather than waste their time with non-productive conversations.
RHMcCabe March 24, 2012 at 01:06 AM
I f you have children I hope you don't kiss them with that mouth.A person as yourself could never stop me from exercising my right to say what I want.
Sue Misiano Esq. March 24, 2012 at 02:29 PM
RHMcCabe, I guess the truth hurts! Grow up cry baby No Power To The Tower!
Frank March 24, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Yes ,you are correct he did absolutely NOTHING!! and you ask why??He voted for it (he was on the BZA) and our "wonderful " trustees John DeLeo (who is Deputy Mayor )and Rita Dilucia ALL voted for the tower . They sold us out!!!!!!!! And now Mayor resigned????
Frank March 24, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Sue ,what do you expect from RHMcabe his nickname is "Bobby Budweiser" .......need I say more? NO POWER TO THE TOWER!
RHMcCabe March 24, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Drink Miller Lite.
RHMcCabe March 24, 2012 at 05:22 PM
That cell phone tower is the most beautiful cell phone tower I have ever seen I would love to see a nice convenient store built next store to it stocked with plenty of Miller products as well as disposable cell phones.I called our Congressman as a matter of fact to tell him how important that cell phone tower is.
Stan (orchard beach) March 25, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Keep up the fight !!! Protect the children.......NO POWER TO THE TOWER!
Bob Connolly March 27, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Watch this video of the Belo Horizonte Cell Antenna Study in Brazil. If you live within 500 meters of these things....and that one is 10 feet away.. http://youtu.be/Kt0G23GXJzc


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