Today Dyker Heights is best known for its long-time tradition of extravagant Christmas decorations erected each year by its residents. Other neighborhood highlights are the once private but now public 18-hole Dyker Beach Golf Course and the 46-acre waterfront Dyker Beach Park, the 8.5-acre McKinley Park, and 13th Avenue, the neighborhood’s thriving commercial district, also known as Dyker Heights Boulevard, offering everything from gourmet food shops, bakeries and butchers, to tailors and pharmacies. The area is filled with cozy brick row houses, apartment buildings and one and two-family semi and detached homes. The main residential attraction are the mansions located on and off 11th Avenue from 79th Street to 86th Street.
In The News: Dyker Heights: An Up & Coming Brooklyn Neighborhood. The Boundaries: Runs from 65th Street in the north to 86th Street in the south and 14th Avenue in the east to 7th Avenue in the west. The Commute: The N and R subway lines serve the area. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.