City Council pulls the plug on Dyker Heights lights food vendors
The streets of Dyker Heights are expected to be jammed with tourists this holiday season for the popular Christmas Lights Display, but if those visitors suddenly get hungry while they’re looking at the decorations, they’ll be out of luck.
The City Council voted Thursday to ban food vendors and other sidewalk salespeople from a large section of Dyker Heights from Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Eve Day, the height of the Christmas lights display season.
The idea behind the ban is to give a sense of relief to Dyker Heights residents who put up with traffic jams, noise and lots of litter during the holiday season, according to Councilmember Justin Brannan, the bill’s sponsor.
“We hope this bill will allow tourists and residents alike to enjoy the holiday season,” said Brannan, a Democrat representing Dyker Heights, Bay Ridge and parts of Bensonhurst and Bath Beach.