Residents at the NYCHA development have complained that the sidewalk sheds block security cameras.
Residents say the scaffolding has been there for years and is a potential hideout for drug dealers.
Residents held an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss rising crime in the development.
The suspect targeted a 73-year-old blind man in two robberies; one incident left the victim hospitalized.
Long Island City leaders called on the community to help find Francisco Leal's killer.
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