The Brooklyn Christmas
The Brooklyn Christmas is a very bright one. If you were to do an image search for Christmas in Brooklyn, there would be a few pictures of the Dyker Heights neighborhood. It is well known for beautiful and elaborate lawn displays at this time of year. Homeowners hire teams of workers to put up these elaborate displays, and people come from all over to bask in the holiday glow.
This one is a little more crowded than normal, but you get the basic idea. Any given night during December there is more traffic, as carloads of people come from all over to check out the beautiful lights. Add a trip to get some hot chocolate, and it's an inexpensive, but very festive night!
There is a tree this year at prospect Park, at Grand Army plaza, and the story behind it is inspiring. Last year, the park officials did not have a tree, citing Hurricane Irene and the many trees downed. This year there was a campaign to raise money to have a tree, because Brooklynites really missed it last year. It is there now, and should be lit up soon, so the following picture will be updated.
Next week... a Staten Island Christmas.