|Posted by Speed|
This is true. There are some really bad areas in north and west philly.
I remember Chip R Jones had an issue leaving 12th & Pearl (Goldtex Bldg) one night. He was on the bottom floor on his way to the window to leave and someone came charging out of a side room right towards him. He pushed them away and made a bee line for the exit.
I agree with randomesquephoto though. Been in some pretty bad areas of philly at all different hours and have never had even a remote issue.
Although I have heard storied of others having problems.
Hell, spent many nights at the old Edison High school(The Hood School) at 8th & Lehigh in arguably one of the worst neighborhoods in the city. It was very common to hear gunshots in the surrounding hood while you were in there. Always thought if I was gonna have a problem it was going to be coming/going or possible inside there. Never had an issue.
I agree with you Speed PHL is certainly doable.
It depends when, where and who's there.
It also depends on how they perceive you.
Another person I know got purse snatched twice in the same subway tunnel in a one year span.
She was petite and a grand total of 61 inches tall.
Even after the first time she insisted on carrying her purse... *sigh*.
You need to be street smart especially in bad areas.
Best to spot trouble first and have a plan.
Distance means more time, more time gives you time to think and react appropriately.
Know when to blow red lights and stop signs when there's people hanging there in bad sections.
Don't let them come up to your car or box you in.
Leave at least a car length of space of the car in front of you at all stops and have an escape path; don't box yourself in.
Be aware of people around you, in the distance, and their pattern of movement, especially groups of people ie wolf packs.