HOLIDAY JEER: Some Dyker Heights residents complain the police are doing little to control large, unruly crowds drawn by the neighborhood's traditionally elaborate holiday displays. Others, like Vinny Privitelli (whose home is pictured above), has little patience for local Scrooges. “I do it for the children," he says.
Jack-o’-lanterns hadn’t yet been removed from every stoop in Dyker Heights when the angels started popping up. And the colossal toy soldiers. And the mechanical Santas, frozen and grinning, waiting to wave.