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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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  • Did this tour without such expectation. As it was very cold and not have direct conduction, I booked a tour with Marcia, Selecta Tour, which showed the main streets. I loved. I was amazed at the profusion of lights and want to go back there! It's worth a lot, because it's different and a lot of fun. Recommend!!!!
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  • I went on the night of 12/25. Walked down from the D-line 71 st central area of illumination walked about 15-20 minutes. Nice and cold, so cold is required, but focuses decorations on the way home, walking while watching it. Has become a pedestrian street and go to the most lively area up to the police and was surprised by the sheer numbers of people than you think. To feel in New York Xmas whiff, however, cannot see the illumination it quite so comfortable.
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  • Dyker Heights in Brooklyn, is an almost indispensable visit at Christmas time. From Manhattan is reachable by underground approximately in 1 hour and then walk 15 minutes by two blocks and they are already the majority of the houses full of Christmas lights. You should go to dusk and stroll through several streets and so see the houses and different decorations and illuminations. There are a lot of tourists, the same walk that in private vehicles which makes it a bit overwhelming. Better bundle up since it's quite cold.
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