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Jon Lovitch’s candy-covered holiday village, “Gingerbread Lane,” made the Guinness Book of World Records last year with 157 gingerbread houses. This year, he’s back at the New York Hall of Science, with plans to break his record by expanding his gingerbread empire to 1,020 houses.
The holiday-themed village will close Jan. 11 when the sweet real estate will be given away.
A row of gleaming medals, suspended by colorful ribbons, hang along a wall in Nooria Nodrat’s Long Island City kitchen.
“There’s a lot,” Nodrat said, laughing.
Each medal represents a race she’s completed, despite being blind and suffering from severe asthma. The most recent award is from Sunday’s New York City Marathon.
At Steinway Eye Care in Queens, children’s glasses come in a wide variety of styles.
“We’ve got rainbows, we’ve got balloons, we’ve got superheroes,” says Sam Pirozollo, the shop’s owner.
But for some kids who need glasses, the problem isn’t finding a pair they like, it’s about finding a pair they can afford. That’s where Tonya Daniels come in.