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Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

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4.1/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • We came here on the christmas lights tour and it was amazing! I'm a sucker for christmas lights but it is definitely worth the trip out here. There are some pretty cool houses that are decorated. Just...  read more »
  • Everyone here is on the money about the Dyker Heights Christmas lights. I'm Jewish and love visiting this neighborhood at Christmas! The displays are gaudy, excessive and not in the least sophisticate...  read more »
  • I grew up my whole life in Dyker Heights. I have been fortunate enough to get to live among the beauty of the" Holiday Lights" People come from near and far to see the house on display. They are truly...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Bad math teachers.Mean deans.My youtube videos are better than this.
  • Best school in town
  • Giving one star is absolutely over rated. This was terrible then and it is still terrible now!
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