Watch Old Brooklyn Get Demolished In New Time-Lapse Map

Watch Old Brooklyn Get Demolished In New Time Lapse Map

It’s safe to say that since 2003, Brooklyn has gone through some major changes. To illustrate that, the folks over at Address Report have put together an eye-opening time-lapse map showing the rate of demolition in Brooklyn over the last 11 years.

As Brokelyn points out,  certain things start to stick out as the time-lapse stretches. The early 2000s favor the Park Slope area, but in 2005, there’s a huge jump in demolitions in North Brooklyn, following the rezoning of the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfronts. Between 2009 and 2011, there’s a major slowdown in demolitions due to the recession and things don’t really start to heat up again until late 2011/2012. Meanwhile, the last two years have seen truly astounding jumps in rate of demolition, especially in North Brooklyn and the Park Slope/Carroll Gardens/Gowanus area.

Check out the whole thing on Address Report if you’re up to it.

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