Letter on the Negative Impact of Proposed LinkNYC 5G Towers at 100 Horatio Street and 100 Jane Street

Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, & Council Member Erik Bottcher

March 11, 2024

March 8, 2024

Dear Deputy Commissioner Mackay:

As elected officials representing the neighborhoods located in Manhattan’s Community Board 2, we support your findings that the proposed LinkNYC 5G towers at 100 Horatio Street and 100 Jane Street are incompatible with the adjacent historic districts. We write today to request that you reaffirm your decision and reject the current request to reverse this determination.

As we wrote in our letter of December 20th, 2023, we believe that due to their size and design these 32-foot-tall towers should not be sited within or close enough to visually impact historic districts or individual landmarks in our area. The proposed tower at 100 Horatio Street is directly across the street from both the Greenwich Village Historic District and the Gansevoort Market Historic District. The proposed tower at 100 Jane Street is directly across the street from the Greenwich Village Historic District.

The towers would negatively impact the historic character of these districts, and we urge the SHPO to reaffirm its findings that the towers will have adverse effects and should not be sited at these locations.

Thank you for your time and attention to this important issue. Sincerely,

Brad Hoylman-Sigal, State Senator – District 47 

Deborah Glick, State Assembly Member - District 66

Erik Bottcher, NYC Council Member – District 3