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Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

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Dyker Heights is a residential neighborhood in the southwest corner of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City, US. It is sandwiched between Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, and Gravesend Bay. The neighborhood is officially bounded by 7th and 14th Avenues, 65th Street, and the Belt Parkway on the west, east, north, and south respectively.It originated as a speculative luxury housing development in October 1895 when Walter Loveridge Johnson developed a portion of woodland into a suburban community. During the height of his development, the boundaries were primarily between Tenth Avenue and Thirteenth Avenue and from 79th Street to 86th Street. The finest homes of the development were situated along the top of the 110ft hill, at about Eleventh Avenue and 82nd Street. Dyker Heights is patrolled by the 68th Precinct of the NYPD.HistoryEarly developmentThe neighborhood of Dyker Heights lies within the boundaries of the then-Dutch town of New Utrecht settled in 1657. The area that is now known as Dyker Heights was not developed in the 17th or 18th centuries because the land was too sloped for farming; it remained common woodland until the mid-19th century. The trees of this forest were used by the townsfolk as a source of firewood and construction material. When the agricultural industry of New Utrecht changed from the farming grains to the cultivation of market garden produce, the trees were cleared for tomatoes, cabbages, and potatoes, among other produce.
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  • You reach fairly easily by subway (line D from Manhattan going out on the 79th Street) but then get ready for a decent walk as are various blocks to go calmly (and obviously after the sunset ...) to enjoy the amazing Christmas lights set up by the owners of the houses in the area.
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  • Dyker Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn famous for its villas lit for Christmas, to line D towards Brooklyn and get off at 79th Street. Get off the metro take the 79th Street westbound until you reach the 13th Avenue and then turn left until you reach the 83rd Street, about 10 minutes walk. From here you understand right away that you're there why do I get a unique spectacle, of houses decorated and lighted so amazing, the best roads range from 11th to 13th Avenue and 83rd street until the 86th. The best time is after 17.30 after dark, consider about an hour or so between metro and walking path to get there.
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  • Definitely worth seeing. The houses are illuminated with real works of art, Christmas ornaments, magnificent, remains speechless.
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  • The school is meh i dont really like it but i make alot of good friends. Some teachers in the school are just plain mean.
  • The teachers are so nice only some of them are strict and scary.
  • Apparently I'm in the same school as the World's most conceeded girl. But I love this school; it's cool.
  • i am in 7th grade and apparently the dean and some teachers are retards. i brought in peppers and the put me in inhouse and said to my friends parents that i gave it to him and also said that peppers were bad for you.
  • Giving one star is absolutely over rated. This was terrible then and it is still terrible now!