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South Bronx Man Builds World's Largest Gingerbread Village

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'Tis the season for baking builders to start rolling out their gingerbread creations, and one South Bronx man has gone well beyond the typical little house—he built an entire village. And not just any village, the world's largest gingerbread village, officially designated by the Guinness Book of World Records. Now on display at the New York Hall of Science, the literal candyland consists of 164 structures made from 500 pounds of gingerbread dough, 2,240 pounds of icing, and 400 pounds of candy. Its creator, Jon Lovitch, a crazy man professional chef, baked the entire thing in his tiny kitchen in his apartment near Yankee Stadium, mostly working late at night after he returned from work. It took him eight months.
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· All gingerbread houses [Curbed]