Dyker Heights Documentary: Beyond The Holiday Lights

Dec 31, 2014 1824

by Rachel Silberstein

When Angelo Bonsignore was a kid in Dyker Heights, he was always curious about the neighborhood. For one, what where those strange pillars he passed everyday on the way to school at P.S. 201, randomly erected on two corners of 11th Avenue near 79th Street?

Now a filmmaker and producer, Bonsignore began to research the neighborhood in 2013 and stumbled across the Dyker Heights Civic Association's website. On there he found Christian Zaino, also a Dyker Heights native, who founded the Dyker Heights Historical Society after writing his undergraduate thesis on the architecturally rich neighborhood in 2006. Bonsignore proposed pooling his video editing skills and Zaino's historical resources to create a visual history of the neighborhood.

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Source: http://www.bensonhurstbean.com/

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