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Capt. Robert Conwell (left) has assigned additional police officers to Dyker Heights at night during the holiday season. He is pictured with David Ryan, president of the 68th Precinct Community Council and Fran Vella-Marrone, president of the Dyker Heights Civic Association, at the Night Out Against Crime event in Bay Ridge in August. Eagle file photo by Helen Klein

Cops crack down on food vendors in Dyker Heights

December 18 | By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle

In response to complaints from community leaders about a proliferation of unlicensed food vendors in Dyker Heights during the busy hours of the neighborhood’s famous Christmas Lights spectacular, the commanding officer of the 68th Precinct said his officers have been cracking down on the sidewalk salespeople. Speaking at a joint meeting of the Dyker Heights […]

Soldiers from Fort Hamilton with Col. Andrew Zieseniss, Tom Neve, Fran Vella-Marrone and David Ryan. Eagle photos by Helen Klein

Merriment and munificence at 68th Precinct holiday celebration

December 17 | By Helen Klein Brooklyn Daily Eagle

It was an evening of giving as the Dyker Heights Civic Association (DHCA) and the 68th Precinct Community Council celebrated the season together at a party whose culmination was the awarding of stacks of gifts to two worthy causes — Reaching-Out Community Services,which runs a food pantry on New Utrecht Avenue and organizes a pair […]

When the sun comes up and the tourists have gone home after seeing the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Display, the streets of the neighborhood are filled with sights like this: an overflowing garbage cans. Photo by Tom Hilton

Fight Back Bay Ridge pitches in to clean up Dyker Heights ‘tourist trash’

December 13 | By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Fight Back Bay Ridge is fighting back against garbage in Dyker Heights. Leaders of the grassroots organization have stepped up to volunteer to fan put across their neighboring community of Dyker Heights over the next two weekends to pick up trash tossed by tourists who come to view the famous Dyker Heights Christmas lights display. […]