The Italian-American neighborhood of Dyker Heights is famously known for its elaborate Christmas light displays. I’ve never been, and I LOVE the Christmas season, so for me this was a no-brainer: I dragged my husband (and rent-a-husband / bro-in-law) with me after the Walsh Christmas party last Saturday. “It’s on the way,” I said, with my eyes glazed over with Christmas “cheer”.
Obviously, in the car, I insisted we put on the 24/7 Christmas music station. We arrived and the streets were packed with families, tourists with big cameras, multiple Elmos, Frosty, Santa, and best of all, dogs dyed in Christmas colors and dressed up in Christmas outfits. It was totally over the top! In my opinion, this Christmas wonderland is better than any other NYC Christmas attraction I’ve ever experienced – a real New York City treasure all wrapped up with Italian flare. Not doubt, Dyker Heights lives up to it’s nicknames “Con Ed’s warmest heartthrob,” and the “undisputed capital of Christmas pageantry.”
So ladies, bring your furs and get your gold heels on, I’m guessing this weekend will be the most festive of all and you don’t want to look out of place with the housewives of Dyker Heights parading on the streets in their season’s best! Christmas in New York City! (Sigh…)