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Encyclopedia > Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

Dyker Heights is a neighborhood in southwestern Brooklyn, New York, USA. It is sandwiched between Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst on Gravesend Bay(Lower New York Bay). Dyker Heights is bounded to the west by 7th Avenue, to the north by 65th Street, to the east by 14th Avenue and to the south by 86th Street, excepting the Dyker Beach Golf Course, which extends to the Belt Parkway. A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Bay Ridge is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Bay Ridge is located in the southwest corner of Brooklyn, New York. ... Bensonhurst Embrakement is a common walkplace in (Bensonhurst) A spectacular view of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (Brooklyn College) Snow melting on one of the streets in Bensonhurst Bensonhurst is a working class neighborhood located in the south-central part of New York City, USAs borough of Brooklyn. ... The Belt Parkway, or Belt System or Circumferential Parkway is a series of New York City limited-access highways that form a complete circle around the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. ...


Its population is comprised mostly of Italian Americans and recently Asian Americans (largely Chinese). Its main commercial street is 13th Avenue (also known as Dyker Heights Boulevard) consisting mainly of gourmet food shops.


The neighborhood is best known for the extravagant Christmas decorations erected by its residents each year. Although not all residents can be labeled wealthy, the neighborhood is markedly well off. Many of the houses are mini-mansion or actual mansions, but there is nothing that can be properly termed an estate. The mansions are mostly located on and off 11th Avenue from 86th Street to 79th Street.


The 2001 televised documentary "Dyker Lights" (shown on PBS for its cultural perspective of the community) was produced as an insight to the neighborhood and stories involved with the Christmas celebration lights. Many of the more grandiose decorations, which visitors had long thought to be "over-the-top" or "excessive", were actually motivated by long and complicated family stories not usually known to the public. These included several family crises that inspired some people to create these elaborate displays.


Dyker Heights is also home to the once private, now public Dyker Beach Golf Course, the waterfront Dyker Beach Park and Brooklyn's most exclusive private school, Poly Prep Country Day School. Poly Prep Country Day School (better known as Poly Prep or just Poly) is a private middle, upper and elementary country day school in Brooklyn, New York, USA and a member of the Ivy Preparatory School League. ...


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