Photographer's Note

Tourists who come to NYC during the Christmas season usually visit the more famous holiday sights: the tree at Rockefeller Center, the window displays at major department stores, the holiday markets, etc. In Brooklyn, another sight is becoming more popular every year: the amazing displays on houses in the Brooklyn neighborhood called Dyker Heights.

Dyker Heights is a predominantly Italian-American neighborhood in southwest Brooklyn, and since the 1980's, residents have been decorating their homes with huge displays of lights, animated figures, statues, and much more. Some displays also include music. The entire neighborhood participates, and, in some cases, home owners even compete with each other to see who can make the most elaborate display.

The past few years, there have been bus tours to see the displays in Dyker Heights, and foreign tourists have even started to visit.

This photo was taken in Brooklyn, but in a different neighborhood. Every year, this particular house is covered completely with lights. They have several outdoor displays that include a ferris wheel, a carousel, ice skating puppets, and much more. They also play Christmas music. Visitors stop by every night to admire the lights and enjoy the holiday spirit. I also stop by every year, and I took this photo a few days ago on Christmas night. :-)

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1986 W: 350 N: 4515] (16048)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2012-12-25
  • Categories: Święta
  • Naświetlenie: f/2.8, 1/10 sekund
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  • Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
  • Date Submitted: 2012-12-27 13:35
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