2006-02-17 / Community

Cell Towers Sprout Up All Around The Town

Broad Channel may be deep in a fight over the construction of a cell phone tower in the center of town, but Rockaway residents don’t seem to mind the towers in their midst, because they are sprouting up all over the peninsula, especially in the west end. Experts say that building owners can earn up to $1,500 a month for allowing a tower on their property. Pictured, cell towers on the roof of Oheb Zedek Synagogue on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 135 Street. Locals say the towers look more like decoration than functional towers.

Right on the boardwalk, this six-story apartment building at Beach 120 Street hosts several cell towers. There are those who argue that the towers might emit dangerous radiation, but others say that they are harmless and very necessary in a world where most people carry cell phones.


This apartment building at 123-11 Rockaway Beach Boulevard is undergoing renovation, but the rooftop bristles with cell towers.
This apartment building at 123-11 Rockaway Beach Boulevard is undergoing renovation, but the rooftop bristles with cell towers. This apartment building on Newport Avenue and Beach 129 Street, right down the block from St. Francis de Sales School, has a number of towers.
This apartment building on Newport Avenue and Beach 129 Street, right down the block from St. Francis de Sales School, has a number of towers.

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