Gentrification in Action: Photos of Brooklyn Before and After the Hipsters

Wired recently published this interesting article and photo gallery showing the before and after shots of newly established, upscale restaurants and shops that let you visualize gentrification in action.

Brooklyn, like Oakland, was a great place to live before the hipsters took over and brought their fixies and crappy beer and artisanal donuts. Think about that for a moment: Artisanal donuts. Now the rents are off the charts, there’s an apothecary on every other block and you can’t escape the sound of Arcade Fire and Tame Impala.

Check out the original article for more photos and commentary.

Photos of Brooklyn Before and After the Hipsters
Photos of Brooklyn Before and After the Hipsters
193 PLYMOUTH STREET, 2009 & 2015
193 PLYMOUTH STREET, 2009 & 2015
192 BERRY, 2009 & 2015
192 BERRY, 2009 & 2015
33 HAVEMEYER STREET, 2009 & 2015
33 HAVEMEYER STREET, 2009 & 2015
125 EAGLE STREET, 2009 & 2014
125 EAGLE STREET, 2009 & 2014
246-248 NORTH 8TH STREET, 2010 & 2015
246-248 NORTH 8TH STREET, 2010 & 2015
134 N 8TH STREET, 2009 & 2013
134 N 8TH STREET, 2009 & 2013
214 WATER STREET, 2009 and 2015
214 WATER STREET, 2009 and 2015
METROPOLITAN KENT, 2009 and 2015
METROPOLITAN KENT, 2009 and 2015
145 FRANKLIN STREET, 2007 & 2009
145 FRANKLIN STREET, 2007 & 2009
122 GREENPOINT AVENUE, 2008, 2014 & 2015
122 GREENPOINT AVENUE, 2008, 2014 & 2015
213 N 8TH STREET, 2010 & 2015
213 N 8TH STREET, 2010 & 2015
OAK AND WEST STREET, 2007 and 2014
OAK AND WEST STREET, 2007 and 2014

via 6sqft, Wired

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