Outside an apartment building on Broad Street, along the county line in Philadelphia, birds outnumber the rush-hour traffic.
"It's nice and quiet compared to other neighborhoods which I lived in," said Tyrone Peake, 52.
In 1981, when he was just 18, Peake was arrested with a friend for trying to steal a car to take a girl home after a long weekend.
"No, we never got the car," Peake said. "We broke the ignition column and then the cops came."