Check Out These Impressive Landmarks Built Out of Gingerbread

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‘Tis the season for recreating our homes and favorite buildings out of dough. Even though no one has put baked panel to icing and build the Gilmore Girls home in Stars Hollow out of crispy gingerbread or frosty fondant (yet), these landmarks both real and fictional have us whispering, “I smell snow.”

ApartmentTherapy.com has put together an amazing array of gingerbread houses that imitate architecture artistry. I can’t take my eyes away!

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New use for an old warehouse

c3si_dsc05031via Rory  Pasquariello at the Hudson Reporter – The neighborhood of warehouses on the southern end of Bergen Point that once housed 20th Century industrial sites such as Maidenform, which manufactured women’s apparel, and Babcock and Wilcox, which made steam boilers, is now enjoying a makeover. A 12,000-square-foot warehouse called “Filling Station East” was recently outfitted to store and distribute kegged and canned wine. The company is a joint venture between formerly competing premium wine companies – Gotham Wine on the East Coast and Free Flow Wines on the West Coast.

The advantage to kegged and canned wine is shelf-life. Because oxygen permeates cork, bottled wine that’s corked has to be consumed within days of opening. Canned and kegged wine, however, last much longer and allow restaurants and bars to serve individual glasses more easily.

The Gotham Project’s first wine was called “The Finger,” a 2009 Finger Lakes Riesling from Seneca Lake, NY. The company has named its classic wine “the middle finger.”

The building is the site of the former EMD Chemical facility, part of the original Merck Family Holdings. It was also home to a WWII POW camp, which housed thousands of Italian POWs. The Alessi Organization acquired the brownfield site from Rollins Terminal and salvaged it after two decades lying dormant.

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THANKSGIVING DECORATING, TABLESCAPE AND CENTERPIECE TIPS AND IDEAS

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via Food & Wine –  We’re at Thanksgiving for the food, clearly, but décor and a beautifully set table are just as important a part of the big day as the turkey and sides (well…they’re close). Here, a few easy tips to make sure your table is Thanksgiving ready.

FRESH LINENS

Send all of your linens (napkins, table runners, even a fancy apron for the chef) out to be dry cleaned so they’re pressed and ready for the big day.

MISMATCH YOUR TABLEWARE

Not everyone has enough matching glasses, silverware and plates for 20 plus people, so don’t hesitate to mix-and-match what you have. Keeping it all in the same color family will give your table an eclectic, but coordinated look.

USE CANDLES

Use a lot of them. Everywhere. No, you’re not trying to seduce your house guests, but the warm glow of (UNSCENTED!) candles is much more welcoming than overhead lights. Candlesticks are festive, but short pillar candles or votives won’t block the person dining across from you.

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‘Just Amazing:’ Bald Eagle Spotted In Bayonne

bald_eagle_adultvia CBS New York – A soaring symbol of freedom was spotted in an unexpected place.

As CBS2’s Jessica Borg reported, a bald eagle landed in Bayonne, New Jersey.

When Diane Macchia tried pulling into her driveway, she couldn’t believe what was blocking her way.

“This is the first time I ever saw an eagle,” she told Borg.

The bald eagle, our national symbol, was not budging.

“I had to do a double-take, because I was shocked to see an eagle land in Bayonne,” her husband, Nick, said.

The couple’s surveillance cameras captured the majestic bird around 2 p.m. Friday.

Just minutes before, neighbor David La Pelusa snapped photos of the eagle around the corner on Ninth Street and Avenue A.

“In the middle of the intersection, a beautiful bald eagle just dropped down,” he said. “I said to my coworker, ‘Did you see that?’”

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Costco coming to Bayonne

3nbc_15247178220_d56b65c67d_bCostco, the membership-only retail warehouse club, will be coming to Bayonne’s former Military Ocean Terminal Base next year. The publicly-traded, Seattle-based company plans to build its warehouse and a gas station on the west side of Route 440 and across from the fire station on Chosin Few Way starting in the spring of 2018, according to Bayonne Business Administrator Joe DeMarco.

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BENJAMIN MOORE REVEALS ITS 2018 COLOR OF THE YEAR

e_coy_german_cover_48374_11aw_small“The whole thing is about being a detective,” says Benjamin Moore director of strategic design intelligence Ellen O’Neill as she spreads her case files (a stack of newspaper clippings, tear sheets, and various ephemera bound with a velvet ribbon) across a table at New York mainstay the Odeon. Each year O’Neill and her team of private eyes travel the globe on a top-secret investigation: to distill the ideas and imagery from design fairs, art exhibitions, and cultural happenings into a single color that sums up the contemporary zeitgeist. Considering they have more than 3,500 hues to choose from, it’s no simple feat.

Sometimes the case is difficult to crack (last year’s elusive Shadow required some cross-examination and 2016’s Simply White caused somewhat of a stir). But the 2018 verdict—like so much else of the present moment—was unapologetically strong-willed. It transformed the National Mall into a sea of color at the Women’s March in January, it starred in hit TV shows from the eerie Twin Peaks to the somehow eerier The Handmaid’s Tale. It stomped down practically every runway in February and stampeded onto the streets come September. It clad the glowing interior of a concert hall in Stockholm’s Royal College of Music. And it curved around the corners of Eero Saarinen’s elliptical newly restored TWA lounge. There was no doubt about it: O’Neill (and just about everyone else) was seeing red. Well, Caliente, to be exact—a warm, enveloping hue that’s easy to love.

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