The bus picked us up near Union Square. We arrived early and took a few minutes to browse the holiday market. This market has grown in size to where it now takes up most of the south end of the park.
We sped through the tunnel and started in Bay Ridge, where the lighting was more “tasteful.”
On to Dyker Heights...This is the house of Lucy, who started the “cover your house in Christmas” tradition, despite the initial resistance of her neighbors. (And here’s where it starts to get a little crazy!)
Santa was on hand for photos and lollies.
This house featured Nutcracker figurines.
Tony called these little skaters “the snow babies.”
Have a look at what one very ambitious guy did with his house - and his in-law's house next door.
It gets cold walking the windy streets after dark. The windchill factor on the night we visited had us stomping around in 2 degree weather. Off we went to Mona Lisa Bakery, where exquisite pastries, coffees and hot chocolates were waiting to warm us up.
A highlight of the night for me came at the end, when Tony played clips from “Christmas with Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra," and an Andy William Christmas special on the bus ride back. But my favorite was this priceless from an old Sonny and Cher special.
Happy Holidays, Captain Kangaroo. Wherever you are.
The 92nd Street Y has another "Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour" scheduled with Tony on
April 17, 2009. Click here to register.