Lower Eastside Girls’ Club

Looking for a yummy holiday gift? The Lower Eastside Girls Club bakes and sells their own holiday cookies. Click here to order. "Your purchase supports programs that teach inner-city girls culinary arts and business skills." Culinary arts and business skills — two of my favorite things! The Club is also in the process of raising funds to build their own Girls' Club building since they don't have their own place (though the Boys' Club has several, more info here.) So suport NYC girls and order some cookies today. [via DailyCandy]

One good thing, one bad thing

One good thing about New York: Christmas trees are for sale every few blocks and the air smells wonderfully of pine as you walk down the street. Visions of Christmas (and sugarplums) dance in my head.

One bad thing about New York: my downstairs neighbor has two yowling dogs that won't shut up. These are the same dogs that lunged at me the first time I saw them and snarled. Visions of apartment complex dog mauling completely freak me out in my head.