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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

Dyker Heights officials urge City to solve trash problems

December 11 | By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Display is getting extra attention from the city this year, according to a local lawmaker who said the Department of Sanitation will be coming into the neighborhood more often to pick up garbage tossed by visiting tourists. Councilmember Justin Brannan (D-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst) said Department of Sanitation officials agreed to […]

New York State Conservative Party Chairperson Mile Long (left), pictured with former Brooklyn Conservative Party head Jerry Kassar at a Bay Ridge event, says the pay raise for legislators is unfair to taxpayers. Eagle file photo by Paula Katinas

Albany pay hikes costs taxpayers, Conservative leader says

December 10 | By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle

It’s not that Mike Long doesn’t want members of the New York State Legislature to get a pay raise. It’s just that Long, the Bay Ridge resident who chairs the New York State Conservative Party, thinks the salary increase is going to be hard on taxpayers. The pay hike is hard to swallow because it’s […]

The beautiful displays of Christmas lights in Dyker Heights are a popular event, but some in the neighborhood are worried the community-wide show has grown too large. Eagle photo by Steve Solomonson

Not everyone is merry about Dyker Heights Christmas lights

December 10 | By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Behind the twinkling lights, there is tension. Longtime residents of Dyker Heights have expressed concern over the size and scope of the Dyker Heights Christmas lights display and are questioning whether the city can adequately handle the crush of tourists who descend on the residential neighborhood every December. No one is trying to spoil the […]