Dyker Heights

Brooklyn , NY

Dyker Heights is a predominantly residential neighborhood in the southwest corner of Brooklyn .

Dyker Heights originated as a speculative luxury housing development in October 1895 when Walter Loveridge Johnson developed a portion of woodland into a suburban community. It maintained its status as a wealthy neighborhood through the 20th century. During the height of his development, the boundaries were primarily between Tenth and Thirteenth Avenues and from 79th Street to 86th Street. The finest homes of the development were situated along the top of the 110-foot (34 m) hill, at about Eleventh Avenue and 82nd Street.

The Dyker Heights Civic Association, founded in 1928, is a civic group that represents the community’s interests. The area as a whole is known for its Christmas lighting displays, which are often elaborate.

Location

Between Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Borough Park, and Gravesend

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Angel Guardian Home – Main Building

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated: November 10, 2020 The complex was commissioned by the Sisters of Mercy in 1899 as an orphanage for 200 LEARN MORE
Designated: November 10, 2020 The complex was commissioned by the Sisters of Mercy in 1899 as an orphanage for 200 LEARN MORE
Angel Guardian Home Convent Building (Mercy Building)

STATUS: Threatened

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The complex was commissioned by the Sisters of Mercy in 1899 as an orphanage for 200 children between the ages LEARN MORE
The complex was commissioned by the Sisters of Mercy in 1899 as an orphanage for 200 children between the ages LEARN MORE