Sights and Sounds of Nyc Claire middleton

Cookie DŌ

The new hip dessert place in New York is called “Cookie DŌ”. Located in the heart of SoHo, the cafe has gained steam from celebrities and socialites posting about it on social media. It has also been mentioned in The New York Times, People, Cosmopolitan, as well as other publications. Their cookie dough has many options of ways to eat it. You can have just a scoop or you can make your own sandwich with cookies on either side and ice cream in the middle. You can also get your cookie dough scoop made into a milkshake or a sundae. If you are in SoHo, it is definitely worth your time to stop by.

The High Line

The High Line is an old train railroad that has been repurposed to be a green space. It is located in Chelsea, but has many places you can get on and off of the path. The High Line is located above the city, so you have to walk up a couple of flights to get there. There are vendors selling souvenirs, as well as tons of people enjoying an escape from busy city life.

The Chelsea Market

A great place to both shop and eat is The Chelsea Market. The Chelsea Market is an indoor market with restaurants and shops. Pictured below is Artisans and Fleas, which is a hip flea market with vendors selling clothes, art, jewelry, and more. Aside from this, they have bookstores and both sit down and fast places to eat. They are home to The Doughnuttery, which is famous for their mini donuts. Besides the great food and fun shops, it is also fun to just stroll around and window shop.


MoMA PS1 is a contemporary art museum in Long Island City in the borough of Queens. It is one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the U.S., and the exhibits are constantly changing. If you are a lover of contemporary art, you should definitely visit MoMA PS1 on your trip to New York City. It is located near lots of cafes and restaurants, and it only takes a few minutes to get down to the river to catch a ferry to Manhattan.

The Milk Bar

If you are looking to stop for a treat while walking around New York City, The Milk Bar is your place. The Milk Bar is a a walk-up bakery with 10 locations in Manhattan. They sell coffee and tea, as well as baked goods. They are famous for their “compost cookies” which consists of pretzels, potato chips, coffee, oats, graham crackers, butterscotch, and chocolate chips. Pictured above is their Financial District location, but all of their other nine locations have the same menu. They also have two locations in Brooklyn, and a few others around the country and in Canada.


If you enjoy tea, you should make it a point on your trip to stop by T2. T2 is a tea cafe located in SoHo. It is filled wall to wall with every type of tea you could want. In addition to selling loose leaf and bagged tea, teaware, and travel cups, they also brew tea. When you buy one of their cups, you get to fill it up for free every friday. Even if you aren’t a tea lover, you can still enjoy yourself in T2. They have other locations throughout New York City, so even if you’re not in SoHo, you can still pop into a store!

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