Mother Nature Giveth and the LES Girls Club Baketh Away

If you’re looking for gifts that were made in the East Village, look no further than a holiday cookie tin from the Lower Eastside Girls Club. This year, Sandy flooded the basement of the organization’s Sweet Things Bake Shop, ruining a boiler and electrical boxes and forcing the mother-daughter baking teams who rely on them to find new facilities. The Local dropped into Astor Center, which generously donated its kitchen, to see how things are going this year.