The New Yorker created the content to see how the 1930s streets compares to today’s Big Apple

The New Yorker has put together another loving piece for its hometown. Backgrounded by an unmistakably New York jazz line, a split video collated modern day footage of city streets alongside black-and-white recordings from the 1930s. The result is a wonderful eight-minute piece that, instead of highlighting differences, show just how much New York has stayed the same.

A zooming image of a map bookmark the videos. To represent the 21st century, a Google Map animation stands across the hand-drawn cartography, Imitating the panning and camera motion in the 1930s footage, your eyes are led to visually similar images. In the video that covers about 87 years of history, it’s evident that the backbone of New York City has not changed too much.

Park Avenue, despite the more crowded streets, is overshadowed by almost identical skyscrapers. However, outside of the centers, one would immediately notice the lack of billowing smoke from factories in the modern footage of the city.

Check out the video for yourself here:

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The New Yorker has put together another loving piece for its hometown. Backgrounded by an unmistakably New York jazz line, a split video collated modern day footage of city streets alongside black-and-white recordings from the 1930s. The result is a wonderful eight-minute piece that, instead of highlighting differences, show just how much New York has stayed the same.

A zooming image of a map bookmark the videos. To represent the 21st century, a Google Map animation stands across the hand-drawn cartography, Imitating the panning and camera motion in the 1930s footage, your eyes are led to visually similar images. In the video that covers about 87 years of history, it’s evident that the backbone of New York City has not changed too much.