New bill would ban vendors from Dyker Heights Christmas lights display
The extravagant Dyker Heights Christmas lights display is expected to draw more than 150,000 visitors this year — but the tourists won’t be tossing as much litter on the sidewalks as they have in the past if a local lawmaker gets his way.
Councilmember Justin Brannan, a Democrat who represents Dyker Heights, Bay Ridge and parts of Bensonhurst, introduced a bill at a council meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 14, to ban vendors from a section of Dyker Heights during the weeks the Christmas lights show takes place.
The idea behind the legislation is to cut down on the amount of litter and trash that accumulates on local streets and sidewalks during the monthlong holiday lights display, Brannan said.
The local pol was prompted to take action after hearing complaints from year-round residents about their trashy troubles.