Joe Mure and his helpers are hard at work putting the huge wreath, 30-foot toy soldiers, Santa’s sleigh, a carousel up for the holiday season and hundreds of thousands of lights.
Home after home was decked out in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn on Friday night. The displays are so popular that tour buses crawl by every night on 11th to 13th Avenues between 83rd and 86th Streets.
Kicking off this December is a New York City tradition which has been recognized internationally for combining two things this city does best: Christmas and food.
For more than 20 years the Brooklyn display on six square blocks between 83rd and 86th streets and 11th to 13th avenues has become the go-to holiday attraction.
It is that time of year when all those great holiday decorations start popping up in towns all over. But in some parts of New Jersey municipalities are scaling back their displays because of the economy.