Is it? I mean nominally sure but really it's a homogenized global product. Again it's not fundamentally "New York", IMO.
Isn't it the reverse? Isn't the current hipster aesthetic some combination of New York and scandanavian ideas? This is why I bring up Singapore - being asked, at the milk and honey clone above the third wave cafe, if I've ever been to "a speakeasy style cocktail bar" is remarkable. New York wasn't swallowed, New York is doing the swallowing.*
*caveat - lots of people wear cargo shots.
This is all very fluffy and fuzzy... intentionally so.
The subway tile, the shabby chic - much of it seems to capture an aesthetic that, mostly, I think people either associate with tastefully done New York urban spaces (or scandanavian minimalism). it's tres Brooklyn because it reminds people of Brooklyn (and is probably created after a research trip to nyc). It may be first mover, or associative, but in a pre-insta world, it probably ends up being something that's much more localized.
Of course, it's hard to see that in way that it's easy to see taillevent as distinctly Parisian. But as an nyc outsider whose watched people explicitly import that aesthetic it's clear.