[VIDEO] Hear What Crown Heights Used to Be Like From an 83-Year-Old Brooklyn Native

In a fantastic video from Vimeo uploader Sally Harkin, an 83-year old Brooklyn native named Estella gives a detailed account of what Crown Heights used to be like when she was a child growing up there.

What's changed is that there are huge buildings where there was nothing before. Where I'm living now there was nothing before. They were all parking lots. There were nothing else, there was no supermarkets, no stores at all. We used to have to go to Greenwich village to go shopping.

Check Out This Great Photographic Collection of New York City's Vintage Storefronts

E Houston Street, New York, NY
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Happy Independence Day, y’all!
E Houston Street, New York, NY ... Happy Independence Day, y’all!
Photo: wawalker1978

Self-described lover of signs, travel, books, style, vintage, and design Drew Walker recently visited New York City and spent some time documenting some of the vintage signs and historic storefronts we have sprinkled throughout the City. We rounded them all up and present to you this great collection of photographs documenting a New York City look and feel which is rapidly disappearing.

2nd Avenue, New York, NY
2nd Avenue, New York, NY
Photo: wawalker1978
2nd Avenue, New York, NY
2nd Avenue, New York, NY
Photo: wawalker1978
Orchard Street, New York, NY
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I wear the @moscotnyc Miltzen.
Orchard Street, New York, NY ... I wear the @moscotnyc Miltzen.
Photo: wawalker1978
Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
Photo: wawalker1978
E Houston Street, New York, NY
E Houston Street, New York, NY
Photo: wawalker1978
Bowery, New York, NY
Bowery, New York, NY
Photo: wawalker1978
Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Photo: wawalker1978
2nd Avenue, New York, NY
2nd Avenue, New York, NY
Photo: wawalker1978
Spring Street, New York, NY
Spring Street, New York, NY
Photo: wawalker1978
E 7th Street, New York, NY
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The fabled NYC watering hole that lent its name to Joseph Mitchell’s 1943 classic McSorley’s Wonderful Saloon, a favorite of mine in the canon of New York literature.
E 7th Street, New York, NY ... The fabled NYC watering hole that lent its name to Joseph Mitchell’s 1943 classic McSorley’s Wonderful Saloon, a favorite of mine in the canon of New York literature.
Photo: wawalker1978
1st Avenue, New York, NY
1st Avenue, New York, NY
Photo: wawalker1978
2nd Avenue, New York, NY
2nd Avenue, New York, NY
Photo: wawalker1978