Street Renaming Proposal.
The NYC Parks Dept. has APPROVED the application to rename the circular drive in Dyker Beach Golf Course after General De Russy. "De Russy Drive" was offically celebrated on July 1, 2009.
Community Board 10 has APPROVED the renaming of the corner of 82nd Street and 11th Avenue after the Developer of Dyker Heights, Mr. Walter L. Johnson! Mayor Bloomberg signed the bill into law on December 28, 2009. On May 15, 2010, the street renaming ceremony took place for "Walter L. Johnson Corner."
Dyker Heights History
"Council Passes Five Local Street Renamings”, Bay Ridge Courier, Thursday, December 31, 2009
"Dyker Heights Founder to Be Honored With Street Corner Name", Brooklyn Eagle, January 18, 2010 (on-line)
"Gentile Hosts Ceremony Renaming Street in Honor of Dyker Heights Founder", Brooklyn Eagle, May 20, 2010 (on-line)
Goria House, 1925
Saitta House, 1901
Walter L. Johnson, 1907
"Old Dyker" - a photo album which contains many "then-and-now" photos of Dyker Heights, created by Historian Christian Zaino
OLD DYKER PHOTO ALBUM
(Click link to view album)
History of The Saitta House:
This 67-page report, created by Christian Zaino, placed the Saitta House on the State and National Registers of Historic Places:
Direct any questions, comments and suggestions you may have regarding Dyker History or this webpage to me, the historian, Christian J. Zaino, by e-mailing
On December 22, 2014, historian Christian J. Zaino, MD and filmmaker Angelo Bonsignore released the lost history of our neighborhood in an hour-long YouTube documentary. Please check out the film, The History of Dyker Heights, as it is almost everything you want to know and full of fascinating surprises!