If you were using Google Maps on Tuesday morning to look for anything on the Williamsburg strip of Bedford Avenue, you were met with a surprise: It’s Maple Avenue now. Get used to it! The Williamsburg Whole Foods is listed as 238 Maple Avenue, and the Bedford is now that bar on the corner of Maple and North 11th.
Who is this Maple Avenue and where did she come from? Is this a Berenstain Bears situation? Is Mayor Adams doing something (else) weird? After an agonizing morning of waiting, a Google spokesperson finally told us it was a bug, not a coup: “We’ve fixed the underlying issue that resulted in Bedford Avenue displaying incorrectly,” they wrote. “People will start seeing this update reflected on Google Maps today.” Until then, I’ll meet you on Maple.