Calling “Brooklyn Girls” an “anthem” is a stretch, and a song of the same name actually came out years earlier, but the ode to new wave Brooklyn babes got the Chelsea art school visual treatment last week when the Virginia-bred SVA student Catey Shaw released her certifiably viral music video. In keeping with using terms lightly, we grabbed some North Brooklyn (aka just the realtor-coined “East Williamsburg” part of Bushwick) “landmarks” that appear in the video and decided to compare them to the deep well of photographic history that is Google Maps Street View.
In the six years since 2007, when the omnipotent Internet searching power started archiving their street view, North Brooklyn has become the codified butt of every “hipster” joke. The joke is tired but screen grabs aren’t. So let’s see what’s changed around Morgan Avenue in a historical millisecond.
49 Bogart Ave (Prime “Morgantown”)
3-25 Vandervoort Place
101-111 Morgan Ave (Brand Spankin’ New Pink Panther)
38-43 Morgan Avenue
If you haven’t already, watch the whole video for yourself here.