Bensonhurst & Dyker Heights

Adjacent nabes, both Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights are known for their large Italian American and Chinese populations. While demographically similar in that sense, Bensonhurst is far more accessible than its northwestern neighbor, which is notoriously isolated. Despite its distance from most public transit, Dyker Heights still attracts an outpouring of locals and out-of-towners alike to its renowned Christmas lights display — an annual tradition where residents deck their mansions in illuminated Santas and snowflakes.