Do You Want our UWS Street Lamps to Look like THIS?
The beloved “Bishop’s Crook” and other lampposts of the Upper West Side are under attack. Often funded by resident-led initiatives like the clean up of West 72nd Street and by individual block associations for their aesthetic value, the graceful scrolls and detail work may be adding on some unwanted baggage.
In its plans to bring 5G wireless service to the city, the NYC Dept of Information Technology and Telecommunication (NYC DoITT) shared their “concealment solution” that allows providers to place “a uniform and minimally obtrusive small cell “concealment” solution to be mounted on street poles”. Unfortunately this is neither minimally obtrusive nor small!
If approved, this equipment, and its visible “shroud” will top lampposts within our historic districts, parks, and other public spaces. This is not an instance where one-size fits all!
Members of the public can view the meeting live on the Design Commission’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/nycdesigncommission).
Members of the public who wish to give testimony can sign-up in advance using this form: https://tinyurl.com/PDCmeetingform and join the meeting via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81526834121 or by calling 1(646) 558 8656 and using the meeting ID: 815 2683 4121.
Full instructions for participating in the hearing can be found on our website here: https://tinyurl.com/PDC-mtg.
All times are approximate and subject to change without notice, and those who are testifying should follow along on the live-streamed meeting on the Design Commission’s YouTube channel to know when to join the meeting.
- Riverside Drive b/w W 91st and W 92nd Streets
- Columbus Ave b/w W 66th and W 67th Streets
- Amsterdam b/w W 88th and 89th Streets
- Central Park West at 82nd Street and 71st Street
- Columbus Ave b/w W 80th and W 81st Streets
- Riverside Park and Riverside Drive Historic District
- Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
- Riverside – West 105th Street Historic District