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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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  • A place full of houses decorated for Christmas that is amazing, will spend up to 20,000 dollars every year to decorate them by hiring companies of decoration, some with figures, moving lights for everything, super nice to go with children or a couple.
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  • Our group took the bus tour to Dyker Heights to see the Christmas lights. The bus took us to the neighborhood and dropped us off so that we could walk around and view the lights. Other than seeing the...  more »
  • The Dyker Heights has been consistently making the "Top 10 things to do in NYC on holidays" lists everywhere for very long time now and for a good measure. It is free and totally awesome attraction. A...  more »
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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!