Food Vendors Banned From Dyker Heights for Winter Lights Display

The council says the ban was implemented to limit the noise and air pollution in the neighborhood

What to Know

  • This year's holiday lights display in Dyker Heights may be without a key holiday staple: food
  • Food vendors are banned from the neighborhood between Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Day
  • The council says the ban was implemented to limit the noise and air pollution in the neighborhood

This year's holiday lights display in Dyker Heights may be without a key holiday staple: food.

This holiday season, food vendors will not be allowed in the neighborhood due to a recent ban passed by the New York City Council. 

Each December, the Brooklyn neighborhood attracts tens of thousands of visitors with its Christmas light displays. Houses in the neighborhood are decorated with colored lights, life-size toy soldiers, blow-up snowmen, snowflake light shows and other flashy props.

The New York City Council approved a bill this week banning food vendors in the neighborhood between Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Day. Food vendors will not be allowed between 10th Avenue and 13th Avenue, and 81st Street and 86th Street. 

The council says the ban was implemented to limit the noise and air pollution in the neighborhood. 

The council passed the bill unanimously. 

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