Scaffolding coming down at NYCHA complexes
The sound of drills and hammers is actually music to the ears of many NYCHA tenants across the city.
Residents say the sidewalk sheds had been up for five years for no reason, making them feel like they were living in a prison. Many also complained about poor lighting underneath them, which made it dangerous to walk at night.
Mayor Bill de Blasio made an appearance as crews got to work tearing down the eyesores. He says more than 43,000 feet of sidewalk shedding at NYCHA complexes is being brought down, which is equivalent to more than 8 miles.