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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, Borough Park, and Gravesend Bay. The neighborhood is officially bounded by 7th and 14th Avenues, 61st 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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  • They sold this Brooklyn neighborhood as a great attraction for its Christmas decorated houses. However, that if there are a few pretty houses decorated. The trip does not justify it. And now I tell you why: 1.-4 blocks from Christmas decorations are scarce. There are several houses with simple embellishments that you would find anywhere in the world. 2 roads collapses. It is impossible to go to auto zone. And that we were underground, indeed, get out of there was all chaos. There are no taxis, and only über we could get there. 3. the cold-winds precisely not enjoying the lights, too cold for little attraction. 4. nearby attractions-there is no greater attraction to the round, is spending an entire afternoon if they go underground. Unless you have a car, I would recommend them is so not tell you nobody. And make your own opinion.
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  • Don't drive to this one...will take you forever to get through the streets. Take the subway or bus and walk. ALMOST better than the Tree Lighting at the Rock  more »
  • For those who come to New York at Christmas time can not miss the lights of Dyker heights, you feel like you are staying in one of those Christmas movies Americans but 1000volte nicer!! A true daydream! For those of us who is departing before 1 December (day starting the tour) I recommend that you go by metro with a single line and a bit of walking you'll come too and are already all houses decked out, we went on November 26. for people who are afraid to venture alone I can tell you that we were in two with a 3 year old and were extremely quiet!
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