"There are serious problems right now in 96-02, 96-04, 96-08 and 96-10 57th Avenue," said Lester Youngblood
, a resident in one of the towers, all of which are connected at the ground floor.
Residents who turned out for last Wednesday's 110th Precinct Community Council meeting at St. John's Queens Hospital
had the opportunity to obtain a free check of their blood pressure.
...Youngblood, a member of the Lefrak City Tenants Association who participates in the 110th Precinct's Blockwatchers program, said that older residents are afraid to venture out on weekends, when groups of youths-including drug dealers-congregate in large numbers in the building lobby.
"If they see you're scared, they'll tackle you," he
said."People are afraid to go out of their doors."Youngblood
said the threat is at its most serious early on Friday evenings, when many people are returning home with their weekly paychecks.