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New York City Plans to Install 14 5G Towers in Crown Heights

New York City will install 14 5G Towers on the busy sidewalks of Crown Heights, drawing concern from local residents, who say this is only one of several major concerns the community is facing due to lack of communication from the city. Full Story

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December 17, 2022 8:30 pm

These towers are DEATHLY! We know that all too well from the towers on top of 706 Eastern Parkway. Do you all remember how many people Lo Aleinu passed away in that building from the dreaded disease. How can we have this UNPROPORTIONATE amount of towers in our neighborhood? This would never happen in Park Slope. PLEASE, ANASH WAKE UP! THIS IS DANGEROUS!!

Reply to  resident
December 17, 2022 9:56 pm

Do you know how many of our young couples and small children live in these buildings these towers are being placed ? This disease does not limit itself to age. There is no guarantees in life but we must do what we can and FAST before it’s too late. What we we do to stop this!

You're All Nuts
Reply to  resident
December 17, 2022 11:17 pm

This comment section is laughable. On what basis do y’all claim that 5G causes cancer? This is nutcase conspiracy stuff.

You’re all products of some of the worst educational institutions of the country, and it shows.

not I
Reply to  You're All Nuts
December 18, 2022 12:16 am

Sorry, I have a Ph.D. from UCLA. Please read some of the actual clinical findings.

self-hating jews
Reply to  You're All Nuts
December 18, 2022 12:59 am

self-hating jews

Jews who talk down to other Jews

pride themselves on c”v being more like the goyim, with the “other” Jews backwards and not knowledgeable

and think they are better than other 

This is nothing new…there are others before you who have acted the same…see where that lead to

Moshiach is coming

do teshuva now

Reply to  self-hating jews
December 19, 2022 12:49 am

The Rebbe said that we need to go to doctors for medical questions so it’s not just that you aren’t knowledgeable, but you are also going against Hashem’s shluchim for healing

Reply to  You're All Nuts
December 18, 2022 1:14 am

Sad that so many people in this community believe in ridiculous unscientific conspiracy theories about 5g.


Radio waves/leaked mircrow-waved proven dangerous
Reply to  Unbelievable
December 18, 2022 2:30 pm

Proven to be dangerous since 1980’s..Cell phone technology, like microw waves, work via radio waves. Leakage from this has been demonstrated since the 1980’s. The disproportionate amount of these towers in frum neighborhoods is alarming. What safeguards are in place to shield 5hr towers from excess radiation leaks? The refusal to get the permission of the residents is also alarming. Total lack of respect and/or malicious intent. Thie dangers of leaking radio waves has been proven, not a conspiracy ‘theory’ at all! (I worked for Jack Anderson/Les Whitten, D.C. investigative reporters (muckrakers), in the 70’s-80’s, and I saw the scientific… Read more »

Reply to  Radio waves/leaked mircrow-waved proven dangerous
December 20, 2022 6:38 pm

Radiofrequency energy from wireless devices and networks, including radiofrequencies used by 5G, have not been shown to cause health problems, according to the international scientific community. To cite one example, the Food and Drug Administration said, “Based on the FDA’s ongoing evaluation, the available epidemiological and cancer incidence data continues to support the Agency’s determination that there are no quantifiable adverse health effects in humans caused by exposures at or under the current cell phone exposure limits.”

Basically the microwave in your kitchen is more likely to give you cancer than 100 5G towers.

Reply to  You're All Nuts
December 18, 2022 3:20 am

You are very wrong, hi tech facilities are known to be cancer causing

Not nuts
Reply to  You're All Nuts
December 18, 2022 5:39 am

They do produce radiation

No Representation
December 17, 2022 8:34 pm

Well, a city that installs multiple drug shelters right in our neighborhood, does not prosecute criminals, and enforces alternate side parking 4 to 5 time a week is not going to take safety precautions for our neighborhood. That’s a given. The only thing that can fight this is a class action lawsuit BEFORE they take this intentional and offensive action. Are we prepared to go through with it?

Reply to  No Representation
December 17, 2022 9:11 pm

We need to do whatever we can to stop this

where exactly?
December 17, 2022 8:40 pm

The map is not clear. Can you tell us where exactly the current AND proposed towers are?

Contact info?
December 17, 2022 8:44 pm

Who can we contact and what is their info?

One of these is right next to Bais Rivkah HS where I work, and one is half a block from my apartment. Serious health concerns.

Community liasons
December 17, 2022 8:47 pm

There are community laisons. Eli Slavin is one. He is in city payroll as the crown heights community liason.. feel free to contact him and address your concerns as that is why he is being paid. Its your tax dollars as work

City representative
Reply to  Community liasons
December 18, 2022 7:35 pm

Hi it would be more effective to call your City representative. This can be found by going to NYC Council and then going to Find my Member or District. Type in your address using commas. There are 3 City Council Members that represent Crown Heights. Also make a 311 first.

Need less not more
December 17, 2022 9:02 pm

If anything, we need this radiation reduced,we’re managing without it,why is it being forced on the community, citizens have rights

Funny people
Reply to  Need less not more
December 17, 2022 9:39 pm

For those that understand, light is also a “radio wave – on the spectrum of waves” the radio waves being emmited with 5g are far less harmful that the radio waves the are emitted in light. They are just weaker waves and need more poles that are closer to the user, hence the reason they were never installed till now.

We don't need it
Reply to  Funny people
December 18, 2022 12:00 am

Keep it weak by not installing poles near us to make it stronger

Reply to  Funny people
December 18, 2022 12:39 am

Really now? I’ve never seen any FCC radiation ratings on lightbulbs but you do see them on wireless products.

Radiation Ratings are for a different reason
Reply to  ???
December 18, 2022 9:14 am

FCC ratings are to ensure that radio signals do not interrupt each other, making sure that your phone call stays yours. Light bulbs don’t have this issue.

Reply to  Funny people
December 18, 2022 9:12 am

I didn’t realize informed citizens read COL. This is correct.

Small mistake
Reply to  Funny people
December 18, 2022 11:44 pm

1 Radio waves are a subcategory of electromagnetic radiation. Visible light is actually a different subcategory of electromagnetic radiation. Note I said visible light. All forms of radiation are also forms of light but usually ppl just say electromagnetic radiation. 2. There are dangerous forms of electromagnetic waves. Xray or UV light is an example. It’s important to not that most dangerous waves are at frequencies high Above those of visible light not below. 3. There are electromagnetic frequencies that are definitely safe. Examples of these include all visible light. No one would say we should avoid green because of… Read more »

Reply to  Need less not more
December 20, 2022 7:00 pm

Solar radiation causes skin cancer. Cancel the sun?
If your house was surrounded by 100 5G towers, you’d still be more likely to get cancer from the microwave in your kitchen that you bought voluntarily. Every study done ever concludes that there is ZERO correlation between cellular radiation and cancer. People who think differently should get off facebook and read an actual scientific document.
Like this one for example https://www.fda.gov/media/135043/download

December 17, 2022 9:02 pm

I dont agree with this tower thing,Its not necessary
Did u read the end of the Tania today?
Everything the goyim do it for their own benefit!


Mayor de Blasio
December 17, 2022 9:03 pm

That tells you enough
He does not have the best interest of Jews in mind
This is terrible and I really really hope it will be stopped

Reply to  Mayor de Blasio
December 18, 2022 12:35 am

He is not the Mayor anymore

December 17, 2022 9:03 pm

How can we vote not to have this???

December 17, 2022 9:06 pm

This will cause more people to get sick with cancer
We need. A mass demonstration
Where is the Vaad Hakol on this

Reply to  Chaim
December 18, 2022 6:31 pm

Nah we need some of the many Chaya raichiks type of talent to please step up and come up with actual solutions that are effective. We don’t need to put up with this abuse and hazard. Any lawyers, computer engineers, electricians, construction guys up to the task? Make yourselves ungovernable. Cause the Torah says: when someone rises to kill you…

City Representative
Reply to  Anonymous
December 18, 2022 10:58 pm

Please reàd this post to get some direction

Reply to  Chaim
December 20, 2022 7:11 pm

5G has never given anyone cancer. It’s a radio frequency. It’s like saying “Listening to a Tanya shiur through bluetooth earphones will give you cancer”. The fact that people think 5G causes cancer is even more concerning than the towers being put up. Get off facebook, read some actual scientific data, and maybe throw out your microwave if you feel unsafe.

Contact info?
December 17, 2022 9:06 pm

Who can we contact about this?

This is right near where I work and live, and right near so many schools. We know way too many people who passed away from these dreaded towers. I would rather skip the wifi.

City Representative
Reply to  Contact info?
December 18, 2022 11:20 pm

311 and then contact your Council Member, go to NYC Council, and look for find my representative. Type in your address using commas. Reach out and ask what they can do. Mention this is Time Sensitive

Well intentioned comment but..
Reply to  City Representative
December 22, 2022 1:51 am

But naive. Unfortunately our council members are not the answer in this neighborhood and never have been. It would be great if we could just contact a council member and have fair representation. Judicial action is the only way the community has any slight chance of protecting itself.. though NYC courts being what they are..

December 17, 2022 9:08 pm

Pikachu nefesh. If we don’t manage to stop them by complaining, we should go destroy them by force

This is physically and emotionally dangerous
December 17, 2022 9:08 pm

We do not need this in our area.

Kids can receive Free WIFI without any parental control. Everyone agrees (religious or non-religious) that this is dangerous to our children.

MUST parents please speak up!!

Not true
Reply to  This is physically and emotionally dangerous
December 17, 2022 9:43 pm

It isn’t a wifi router, it just makes that if someone has internet service/data on the their phone, it’s stronger and faster

December 17, 2022 9:12 pm

So unhealthy!!!!
Please put a stop to it!!!

If it’s DeBlasios idea
December 17, 2022 9:25 pm

I don’t want it

You don't want it
Reply to  If it’s DeBlasios idea
December 20, 2022 7:15 pm

You’re not the only person who exists. It doesn’t matter who’s idea it was. Why is having faster internet on your phone such a terrible thing (and before you make a fool of yourself by saying 5G causes cancer, do a little research, facebook research doesn’t count)

December 17, 2022 9:25 pm

I prefer having low cell connection than get all the radiation it emits daily and have the health compromised

Reply to  NO WAY!!!
December 20, 2022 7:21 pm

Using a microwave 1 time does more damage to your body than 5 years of cellular radiation. Having faster cellular speed doesn’t increase radiation levels either. Do a tiny bit of research, you won’t find a single study from a reputable source that says there’s a correlation between cellular radiation and health problems.

December 17, 2022 9:31 pm

CH is definitely underserved. Phone and internet are doing fine though. We are underserved in other areas we want to be served in.
Let them ask us what we need and want before throwing random intentions at us. Forget the radiation the graffiti and the vandalism for a minute. This is a project that will potentially cost hundreds of thousands of tax dollars. Let them poll the residents of CH. If we’d rather they use the money on cell phone towers or on prosecuting multiple offense criminals. Would love to see the results of that survey.

Absolutely NOT wanted
Reply to  Ridiculous
December 17, 2022 10:03 pm

NO !

Please No!!!
December 17, 2022 9:39 pm

We have a new one on my block. It’s unsafe for radiation and has attracted a whole new population of homeless people .

Reply to  Please No!!!
December 20, 2022 7:29 pm

The radiation is completely safe, and those homeless people were already there. You’re seeing what you want to see, and not listening to the truth.
It’s not unsafe. It’s never been unsafe. It definitely doesn’t “attract homeless people”. Maybe you could use those faster internet speeds to read some scientific documents on the subject instead of regurgitating facebook comments.

December 17, 2022 9:42 pm

The disproportionate amount of towers being put in Crown Heights, Boro Park and Flatbush sounds like a wicked plot to harm Yidden.

Crazy comments
December 17, 2022 9:50 pm

This won’t cause cancer, that’s not how science works.

This is a positive step towards equality and representation.

Internet access should be attainable for all, not just the wealthy. Everyone deserves access to a means of greater education and information.

And if this topic is what you’re so concerned about when there is war, disease, global warming, human rights abuses and crimes against humanity being carried out at this very moment, then your priorities are backwards.

Internet isn’t education
Reply to  Crazy comments
December 18, 2022 12:41 am


Well maybe not for you
Reply to  Internet isn’t education
December 18, 2022 9:18 am

But some people use it to better their understanding of the world around them. You should try it.

Yet you clearly have no idea
Reply to  Well maybe not for you
December 22, 2022 1:56 am

You’ve been commenting a lot and desperately supporting the towers. I wonder who’s paying you?? Brainwashed into believing that the city knows what’s best for you and lacking all knowledge of physics and biology.

Reply to  Crazy comments
December 18, 2022 5:42 am

Internet access should be attainable for all,

Why? On what basis?

Reply to  Hu?
December 18, 2022 9:20 am

so that we can all access a fair distribution of current events and education. so that all children can take classes over zoom. so that all people can stay in touch with distant family.

Don't forget
Reply to  Crazy comments
December 18, 2022 8:41 am

There’s also systemic racism, the patriarchy, lack of gun control, discrimination, anti-Semitism, and the war against women.

But here this community is, in an uproar over a fair distribution of internet access that has never, ever, ever been proven to cause any sort of disease or sickness or illness. Bunch of geniuses.

Also don’t forget…
Reply to  Don't forget
December 18, 2022 7:06 pm

…animal cruelty (such as lions killing defenseless animals), the sun becoming a red giant, and the heat death of the universe. All things that Deep Thinkers should be worried about.

Reply to  Also don’t forget…
December 19, 2022 7:02 am

You’re so willing to believe false claims that the internet somehow magically causes cancer, but you refuse to accept the actual proof from real scientists that global warming is real? Time to open a book.

Yikes is right
Reply to  Yikes
December 19, 2022 11:54 am

Where are you seeing anything in my post (to which you’re responding) about cancer or global warming? The poster above me listed several things to be worried about, and I added a few more.

So maybe ask yourself: if in a simple four-line comment you’re seeing things that aren’t there, what other hokum are you falling for because of a lack of critical thinking skills?

Reply to  Don't forget
December 19, 2022 12:55 am

Is there a single woke buzzword that you haven’t used? I happen to agree that internet access is perfectly safe but my goodness enough with the bumper sticker slogans and cliches and learn to make your arguments with actual evidence and sound reasoning before concluding that everyone is stupid

Woke buzzwords?
Reply to  Wow
December 19, 2022 7:04 am

These aren’t buzzwords, these are real world issues going on today. Conservatives came up with the term “woke” because it would sound pretty terrible to call someone out for being moral. Progressives and liberals are the only hope this country has of surviving.

On the contrary
Reply to  Woke buzzwords?
December 19, 2022 11:56 am

The term “woke” was first used by said “progressives.” Only because normal people realize how much hokum and woo there is in it, and how little actual thinking, has it become a pejorative.

Reply to  Wow
December 20, 2022 7:26 pm

Imagine not understanding irony

Reply to  Crazy comments
December 19, 2022 8:54 am

Nonsense of global warming lefty propaganda. It’s freezing outside. We are in danger of criminals being let out without bail after getting arrested dozens of times.

Reply to  Tzvi
December 19, 2022 10:51 am

It being cold outside has absolutely zero meaning or relevance when discussing global warming. It sounds like you don’t even know what global warming is or what type of impact it has on the environment.

Reply to  Hahahaha
December 19, 2022 6:19 pm

It has a lot of relevance. Is it hot? Proof of global warming. Is it cold? Same thing. Are there more hurricanes? We’re killing the earth! Are there fewer? Also proof of how bad things are!

Keep them far away!
December 17, 2022 9:51 pm

These towers are dangerous and should be kept far away!

Reply to  Keep them far away!
December 20, 2022 7:32 pm

Prove it

Do your own research
Reply to  Dangerous?
December 22, 2022 1:58 am

No one needs to prove anything to you.

A parent
December 17, 2022 9:52 pm

Does any one know concrete steps we can take ASAP to stop this ? Who to call or numbers or email address?

Concrete step
Reply to  A parent
December 17, 2022 11:19 pm

Step in the concrete of the pole and unstabilise it.

5G is a serious health concern
December 17, 2022 9:55 pm

If it was all about better wifi ask yourself why do you need FOURTEEN towers in a ten block radius? Either the tower works or it doesn’t. If it works, one tower should be strong enough to cover the entire community. In fact, one tower is strong enough to cover the entire state if not multiple states. There are serious health concerns from the radiation it emits. I also didn’t ask for a Link kiosk to be installed on my block and attract even more homeless people. CH has so many so called activists and community board members that love… Read more »

Reply to  5G is a serious health concern
December 18, 2022 5:45 am

Hahaha, one tower enough to cover the entire state?! So sad that Lubavitchers, along with many frum people, have bought into the craziest conspiracies around today. We need Moshiach now!

This is amazing!
December 17, 2022 9:56 pm

Can’t wait for the high speed internet

My Boy
Reply to  This is amazing!
December 17, 2022 11:21 pm

Finally somebody here has their head screwed on straight

December 17, 2022 9:59 pm

There is no correlation between these towers and cancer. You get more exposure from using a cell phone then these towers and neither have been found to cause any increase in cancer since is it a non-ionizing radiation which you also get from radios. If you’re going to argue against it at least know what you’re talking about.

Reply to  Evidence
December 18, 2022 7:50 am

You sir are genuinely stupid

Reply to  Really?
December 20, 2022 7:36 pm

You sir should bring actual scientific proof for why you think he’s wrong instead of insulting the man.

Do NOT want or need
December 17, 2022 10:03 pm

Huge health hazard.
At what number could Mr Slavin be reached?

Devorah Halberstam?
December 17, 2022 10:05 pm

Maybe she can speak to her buddy Gov Hochul and tell her our community is AGAINST this deathly idea. It’s called Kill the Jews in technological terms.

December 17, 2022 10:10 pm

This is unhealthy and not needed.

Is it dangerous or not?
December 17, 2022 10:12 pm

We have lots of doctors and scientists in the global community. Has conclusive health research been done yet from reliable sources that states that 5G towers on our sidewalks do not pose a health risk?

According to the following article from the NIH in 2020, many scientists wanted that use of 5G be paused until conclusive health research could be conducted from reliable sources who do not have a COI (conflict of interest).


This article from 2020 also states that more research is needed:


get sick from radiation
December 17, 2022 10:15 pm

I am a cancer survivor. A while back I tried to move into an apartment in CH. I was there one night and had to move out, I felt so sick. I wondered why. Why? Because there were routers on three sides, and somehow that apartment was a trap for some kind of radiation emissions. I got the bends, I had to move out right away. I have never felt so sick in my life. For about a week after that, I could not be near any monitors or Wifi devices of any kind. After that experience where I felt… Read more »

Read my comment at civics 101
Reply to  get sick from radiation
December 18, 2022 2:07 pm

Read the action items

Reply to  Read my comment at civics 101
December 22, 2022 2:00 am

Naive and not constructive

no wifi for teens
December 17, 2022 10:15 pm

Do not approve of wifi access forteens to sit on city corners and veg out. Teens need healthy outlets. Let them spend that same money on a local ymca instead

Easy solution
Reply to  no wifi for teens
December 20, 2022 7:40 pm

Don’t buy your kid a phone. 5G towers have nothing to do with “teens sitting on corners and vegging out”. If your kid is doing this, it’s your fault as a parent, not the city’s fault.

We don’t agree
December 17, 2022 10:20 pm

We don’t agree with any of these towers being installed in Crown Heights. Please do the impossible to avert this plan.

December 17, 2022 10:22 pm

this is awful. i want to move out of crown heights.

The whole point
Reply to  outrage.
December 22, 2022 2:01 am

I think that’s their plan.

December 17, 2022 10:34 pm

Speak up NOW.

December 17, 2022 10:38 pm

We always ask the gov for things, and then when they give it to us – people complain.
Every heard of hakoras hatov?! I’m shocked people believe these trumpy conspiracy theories about 5G towers releasing poisons.

Welcome to CH
December 17, 2022 10:53 pm

land of the uneducated trump supporters

self-hating jews
Reply to  Welcome to CH
December 18, 2022 12:54 am

and Jews who bash other Yidden and think they are better
have unfortunately always been around
Moshiach is coming
do teshuva

Self hating?
Reply to  self-hating jews
December 20, 2022 7:44 pm

There’s a difference between calling people names, and being able to admit that there are a lot of people in Crown Heights who are uneducated on the subject, and instead of trying to learn about it, they just repeat what they hear their friends say (which is usually nonsense)

Grateful for what
December 20, 2022 12:37 am

For having something dangerous that we dont want forced on us ?

Dangerous how?
Reply to  Grateful for what
December 20, 2022 7:46 pm

Please explain why you think it’s dangerous, and please provide some proof to back your claims.

December 17, 2022 10:43 pm

I didn’t realize DeBlasio was capable of giving Yidden things!!
Happy Chanukah Yidden!

No no
December 17, 2022 10:44 pm

Absolutely, DO NOT WANT THEM!

December 17, 2022 10:44 pm

Please sieze the construction of these towers! Proven to cause cancer R”L and infertility. Some people are more sensitive to it than others. We are not interested in the risks.

Article 78
December 17, 2022 10:49 pm

We should bring an Article 78 proceeding to have the Courts review the Mayor’s decision.

Excuse me?
December 17, 2022 10:53 pm

As a resident of Crown Heights who pays taxes, I should have a say in what the government uses my money towards. And especially if they plan to use it for something that many of us have health concerns about, who is the government to decide that they can stick these towers in our area because they think that’s what we deserve. Hello???
These towers should not be put up, we don’t need the better connection. Our health is more important.

City NYC owned streets
December 17, 2022 10:54 pm

These city towers are being put on NYC city owned streets and sidewalks of CH, let them do this in another neighborhood, we want our city owned streets not to have these.

December 17, 2022 10:55 pm

These comments showcase just how lacking in basic education most Jews in this neighborhood are. Maybe greater internet access will allow more of you to educate yourselves.

Getting ideas
Reply to  Embarrassing
December 17, 2022 11:56 pm

They didn’t come up with these conspiracies by themselves. They actually get these ideas from all kinds of people from the internet instead of asking their own doctors for medical advice. You don’t need to know everything in order to make the best decisions, just know to ask the right people.

self-hating jews
Reply to  Embarrassing
December 18, 2022 12:57 am

self-hating jews
Jews who talk down to other Jews
pride themselves on c”v being more like the goyim, with the “other” Jews backwards and not knowledgeable
and think they are better than other
This is nothing new…there are others before you who have acted the same…see where that lead to
Moshiach is coming
do teshuva now

Reply to  self-hating jews
December 20, 2022 7:56 pm

I’ve seen this same comment 15 times on this article already. The person posting this comment is hypocritical. You say not to talk down to other jews, but then you do it yourself in the next sentence. Maybe you need to do teshuva. Jewish or not, there are some people in this world who are uneducated. It just so happens that some of those people happen to be jewish and are leaving uneducated comments on this article. You are not better than anyone else in this comment section. Stop pretending you have the moral high-ground by calling the few educated… Read more »

Actually you're wrong
Reply to  Embarrassing
December 18, 2022 11:29 am

I always heard how bad these towers are but after reading your comment I thought to myself maybe it’s just hearsay.
So I did a quick Google search and you are the one to be embarrassed. Article after reputable article talks about the possible dangers in these towers. I’m not going to argue my science vs your science, but there is a strong basis to be concerned about these cellphone towers.

Look in the Mirror
Reply to  Embarrassing
December 18, 2022 2:24 pm

Maybe you’re the one who needs more education.

Who are the activists working on preventing this?
December 17, 2022 11:01 pm

Who are the activists working on preventing this? And how does the rest of the community get involved with those activists?

I am a crown heights resident
December 17, 2022 11:11 pm

I do not agree with the towers! There is research done about how bad the towers are for being in their proximity. Please don’t bring them to crown heights, we are a community that prides ourselves on low wifi usage. It is unnecessary in our community, and also not safe physically.

December 17, 2022 11:15 pm

I beg you who ever can have an influence, please get these towers removed. We do NOT want them. I don’t need science to prove that it’s harmful, I’m sensitive to it, and I feel the radiation myself, IT IS HARMFUL!!!!!

"Feel the radiation"
December 20, 2022 8:12 pm

What you’re feeling is solar radiation. From the sun. That big yellow thing in the sky that’s always been there. (far more harmful than 5G)

Maybe not… Maybe it’s the microwave in your kitchen… (Also far more harmful than 5g)

It’s physically impossible to feel radio waves. Your comment is more harmful than 5G.

Not wifi
December 17, 2022 11:25 pm

This is not “free wifi” towers that are being put up that now all the teens and kids will have unlimited access to the internet. They are towers which give 5g (faster than what was before – 4g) internet service to your phone using waves that already exist, the towers just pick up on it. The more towers, the better the coverage in the area. Most people complaining probably use their cellphones daily using 4g data and now this is just faster and better… 5g has been around for a while and the city is just giving crown heights better… Read more »

Lots of talk
December 17, 2022 11:27 pm

What will be done by any activists?
Does anyone care about the health hazards of our community?

Health hazard?
Reply to  Lots of talk
December 20, 2022 8:08 pm

Why would this be a health hazard?

Thank you to the askanim.
December 17, 2022 11:27 pm

A huge 2,4,6,8 to our hard-working activists who represent us, and paved the way for this exciting development in our community.

Maybe we can work on getting outdoor benches and phone charging stations next to these 5G towers?

It seems
Reply to  Thank you to the askanim.
December 20, 2022 12:33 am

The activists represent themselves.

They are an eyesore as well
December 17, 2022 11:37 pm

What an ugly design.
Looks like something from 50 years ago!

Upgrading the schuna
December 17, 2022 11:39 pm

“Kan tziva hashem es habrocho” –
I can’t think of something more appropriate than this !!


December 17, 2022 11:47 pm

It’s great that people are finally so concerned about health… We should talk more about obesity, excess alcohol consumption and other health problems that are actually real problems

Reply to  Healthy
December 20, 2022 8:06 pm

10/10 comment

December 17, 2022 11:47 pm

These towers are just so ugly! NO.

The question is…
December 18, 2022 12:45 am

What’s really inside those “towers״.

Boruch Ligmaman, PHD
Reply to  The question is…
December 20, 2022 8:57 pm

They’ve been proven to contain gain-of-function mini labs. If you search online, you can find a photo of a PCB from a downed tower laser-inscribed with “COVID-19.” I’d also recommend looking into Rand Paul’s thorough takedowns of Dr. Fauci, about his ties to Verizon wireless.

This is Intentional
December 18, 2022 2:23 am

There is every reason to believe that both the health risk and the fact that wifi hotspots it attracts the homeless drug addicts to our neighborhood is all intentional. Unscrupulous people who believe they can get away without consequences are behind this. Legal action is the only way to stop this.

You don’t have to live right near it to be affecte
December 18, 2022 2:29 am

The transmissions of each of these towers affect an area of one quarter of a mile minimum. Meaning that the existing ‘Links’ will completely saturate the small section of a Jewish crown heights regardless of where you live.

follow the money?
December 18, 2022 3:42 am

who really needs this?
why are they building all these “LINKS”?
it’s a waste of taxpayer money, besides the health risks.
who’s allocating these wasteful projects?

BEYOND HARMFUL... way beyond
December 18, 2022 4:39 am

Have to, have to – educate yourselves. Why on this earth would they elect to give the JEWS these 5G towers. Is it because they love the JEWS (in these Jewish areas)? Or, is it anti-semitism (wanting to harm – if not straight away then with sickness, cancer, foggy thinkingm headaches, frying with radiation etc?) If we think the cell towers on top of buildings in C.H are not a good thing – those are NEWBORN compared to 5G towers. This is what the military can inflict on the enemies type-thing. Better technology and reception is the excuse to inflict… Read more »

Boy who cried wolf
Reply to  BEYOND HARMFUL... way beyond
December 26, 2022 9:06 pm

I’ll take hyperbole for 100, Alex.

RALLY! - *not be experimental "SHEPSELACH"!)
December 18, 2022 5:00 am

This is an evil decree, We must have a big RALLY straight away. Everyone should attend, with meda. EVEN if we dont understand perfectly (yet) how extremely dangerous these things are… Wake up, wake up, wake up!! The authorirties nay not be our best friend, after all! WAKE UP. Think: if this is so good, why are they giving these gifts to the Jews? Or something else going on (Besides which – who dosnt have decent cell service in C,H?)

Not on Zeldin's watch
December 18, 2022 5:05 am

I find it hard to believe Zeldin would have let this go through

Good because :
December 18, 2022 5:11 am

Good because it will being with it more security cameras and thus less crime , and maybe further gentrification.

2 jews, 3 opinions …

December 18, 2022 5:35 am

…and unsightly.

Do your best.... And He will do the rest
December 18, 2022 5:57 am

Using only health concerns that have not been proven against this idea may get you nowhere and can put CH in negative light.

Thanking them for their concern for the undeserving community and presenting a solid alternative plan to help the poor residents without compromising the neighbourhood safety in any way, will not only show them CH is not to be messed with, but will also provide insight as to what their real intentions are and will pave the way for lawsuit if necessary.

Sechel followed by well placed action is what’s always needed.

Appreciate what?
Reply to  Do your best.... And He will do the rest
December 18, 2022 1:19 pm

We the citizens and the majority do not need to please powerful leaders whos position is to represent our needs. We don’t need to bow to them. There’s nothing to appreciate since we strongly as a majority do not want this and it is not in our interests. We also need community leaders with a backbone that aren’t in it for their own self interests. From now on we should vote against who our photo op hungry “community leaders” advise us to vote for.

Don’t do it.
December 18, 2022 6:08 am

5G is terribly unhealthy and causes all sorts of health problems.
It’s a death sentence,

Are you sure about that?
Reply to  Don’t do it.
December 20, 2022 8:02 pm

What proof do you have that this is true?

Daven and pray
December 18, 2022 7:44 am

To hashem to remove this terrible gezeira

No! No! No!
December 18, 2022 8:15 am

And they can take the bikes and kiosks back as well.

December 18, 2022 8:31 am

95% of these comments are so cringey. I guess the schools here really don’t teach science or apparently any basic common knowledge.

No thank you
December 18, 2022 8:52 am

No, We do not need this is Crown Heights!

December 18, 2022 11:32 am

We all know how dangerous 5G is, and not just from anecdotal Facebook posts!

Here a an exhaustive list of studies done that prove 5G is dangerous

Don’t trust the science, trust the science!

Yakov Golem
December 18, 2022 10:20 pm

Microwave radiation is NOT ionizing does NOT have enough ergs energy to enter nucleus of cells to damage DNA and cause C.

Marine Radar has been 8-23 G for decades on ships Naval and civilian.
They look scary and ugly on streets which is why many are going meshuga ..
Maybe put up on roofs instead of walkways staring at people.
Ps Your Iphone in your pocket or hand emits same when transmitting.

These towers are terrible for health!
December 18, 2022 11:06 pm

I’m more sensitive to EMF radiation than most, and feel sick when in close proximity to the existing 5G towers.

On a number of occasions I’ve been in an unfamiliar area and body sensations alerted me to the presence of towers.

Increased ear pressure, nausea and burning sensations of skin.

These frequencies are absorbed by everybody whether we feel it or not. Scientific studies have proven this and we as a community need to stand up for the safety of our children, elderly and everyone in between.

Hoping and Praying for a Chanukah Miracle
December 18, 2022 11:42 pm

What’s even worse, is the ignorance of too many people, in this community.
We have to fight like the CHASHMONAIM, not
to let them install, these towers, rachmana litzlan. It’s so incomprehensible, that this is the ride, we are on. HASHEM YERACHEM!
Do your research!
Open up your eyes, and your brain!

Great for capitalism
December 19, 2022 1:05 am

More people will be able to buy more stuff online from Amazon and want to buy
newer, more expensive phones in order to utilize this technology

Email Them To Say NO
December 19, 2022 3:16 am

Tell the community board you’re not interested

[email protected]

We are 2 community boards
Reply to  Email Them To Say NO
December 19, 2022 10:55 pm

Community Board 9 as well

December 19, 2022 9:01 am

Surprise Lubavitch has no young chevra who can smash these towers down. Had they put it up in black areas they would be destroyed in minutes and the constructors would run for their lives.

Distruction of government property
Reply to  Tzvi
December 20, 2022 7:58 pm

This would be a chillul hashem. You’re not helping anyone by suggesting this.

De Blasio
December 19, 2022 12:01 pm

This was De Blasio’s departing legacy and “gift” he bestowed on us (uninformed and)
peaceful and tolerant book loving Jews. “Eisav soneh es Yakov!!… are these just words??

December 19, 2022 8:34 pm

Inform yourselves,
Send msg to the board,
We do NOT want 5G towers.
It is NOT to our benefit.
[email protected]

Crown Heights Homeowner
December 20, 2022 12:39 am

I am a homeowner in Crown Heights and am Strongly against the installation of these kiosks within our neighborhood.

December 27, 2022 7:15 pm

Is anything being done to stop these towers?

Chassid,Computer Scientist and Software Engineer
January 27, 2023 10:38 am

As a chassid, computer scientist, and software engineer, I support these towers being put up. They will provide benefit to all those who work in technology, and will not affect anyone who does not wish to use the internet etc. Anyone who is telling you to be afraid of 5G towers is simply mistaken. People will try to scare you in order to sell things to you. I know someone who has a flashing machine in his apartment that is meant to ‘counteract’ 5g waves. Needless to say that the machine does absolutely nothing and the poor guy payed hundreds… Read more »