Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Brooklyn's Christmas Lights

WOW! I am so behind on posting it's ridiculous! I know it's no longer the season but this really does deserve mention. Around the middle of December, Chad had called us from school and told us that his last patient cancelled and that he'd be done at 6pm. So he had the idea of heading into Brooklyn (Dyker Heights) and checking out the famous "Miracle Mile" Christmas lights for FHE.

"Every year the residents of the largely Italian-American Dyker Heights, in the southwest corner of Brooklyn, convert their front porches and yards into extravagant Christmas light displays. The "miracle mile" of outer borough Christmas lights can be found on 84th Street between 10th and 12th Avenues. Each year, as many as 100,000 visitors trek along to the Heights to see everything from large-scale Disney balloons to neon-lit manger scenes to mall Santas to a monumental Santa and toy soldiers."

The kids and I jumped into the car and headed into the city to pick up Chad. Thank you GPS!! (You made my drive into NYC a little less stressful.) We picked Chad up at Washington Square Park, right in front of Will Smith's home in the movie "I am Legend" then drove over to Brooklyn. Now I do have to admit, that I never in a million years expected to see what we saw! Let's just say that Brooklyn has taken Christmas Decorating to a whole other level. It was insane. When we arrived we found this bus trying to drive it's sight-seeing passengers around the neighborhood and had found itself completely high centered. The second to last set of tires were totally off of the ground and had scraped up the road pretty bad. That bus was going nowhere. Other than that, there were just lights and lights and more lights. When we were all finished we headed into Manhattan to the famous LOMBARDI'S for dinner and then capped the night off with yummy PINKBERRY. I'd say Family Home Evening was a success!


gretchen said...

I've never heard of the Miracle Mile--we'll definitely have to check it out next year!

Lombardi's is our most favorite restaurant in NYC--yum!

The Wolff Den said...

I could go for some Pinkberry right about now!! YUMMMMMM!

mistieleigh said...

happy you learned of another cool NYC christmas event before you are outa there. looks amazing!