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  • Spectators view an elaborately decorated home for the holidays in Brooklyn. The locals in the neighborhoods of Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge take pride in over-the-top displays. (Associated Press)

    Christmas lights and cannoli bring buses to Brooklyn

    Tony Muia was born and raised in Brooklyn and always loved the Christmas lights of Dyker Heights, an Italian-American neighborhood where proud locals cover their homes in twinkling bulbs and fill their front yards with life-size Santas and Nativity scenes.

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  • Mr. Muia also tells inside stories as he walks along: This mansion was built by a car dealer for his daughter; that homeowner died of cancer and his wife does the lights up in his honor; and this one's married to a Jewish woman, so all the lights are blue instead of more traditional Christmas colors like red, green or gold.

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