A Catalog of the Eight Gingerbread Houses on Display at Le Parker Meridien
Last night, Le Parker Meridien unveiled a holiday gingerbread display, showcasing elaborate architectural confections from bakeries around the city. You can pop by the hotel's atrium anytime during the month of December to take a look, and to donate $1 to City Harvest in order to cast a vote for your favorite house. Jilly Stephens, executive director of City Harvest, said that donations will go to City Harvest in their entirety, each dollar helping to feed a hungry New Yorker.
The Chrysler Building by Soutine Bakery
Sina Clark, of Magnolia Bakery, said that the bakery had to go into overdrive when their gingerbread Grand Central Station collapsed just a day before the deadline; the replacement was made in 24 hours. Clark said that the bakery chose Grand Central Station because it's "iconic and beautiful," but also because the company is about to open a shop there. The gingerbread Grand Central will travel over to the station for display in January.
Grand Central by Magnolia Bakery