BORN-AND-RAISED Philadelphian Danielle Harvey never really saw herself moving away from her hometown.
Then, last spring, she witnessed a shooting at the same bus stop where she had been robbed about a month before.
Harvey, 24, who worked at a law office in Center City, said that she was able to shake off the robbery, in which her phone was stolen and pockets rifled through at a bus stop outside Frankford’s Margaret-Orthodox El station.
“You live in the city, this stuff happens,” she said. ”That made me think this city is getting a little tiring to live in, but I never really imagined myself being somebody who could move.”
Then, about a month later, as she waited at the same bus stop, a man across the street from where she stood was shot in the neck.
“[The shooting] was pretty much the thing that more or less sealed it for me thinking I should get out of here,” she said.