WHEN IN SOHO / by Emily O'Brien

THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU ARE HEADING DOWNTOWN TO NEW YORK CITY'S TRENDIEST NEIGHBORHOOD. 

1. CUTE CAFES

TWO HANDS CAFE-  164 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

Two Hands has been, hands down, the best cafe I've been to in New York. The decor is on point- strings of lights and fake clouds hanging from the ceiling, exposed brick, and colorful art- and the food is amazing and so refreshing. It is tucked in between Chinatown and Soho, so you may accidentally pass it if you are not looking carefully. I obviously ordered a cappuccino because who doesn't love some latte art! I also ordered the Acai Bowl which was so flipping good. 

 

2. STREET ART

You honestly cannot miss the street artwork when you are walking through Soho. Honestly, Soho is one big, collaborative masterpiece. If you do decide to go to Two Hands Cafe, you have to stop and snap some pics of the #lovewall on Mott Street. 

However, on every corner you can find street art. As I was walking to the Subway, I snapped a picture of this painting. 

3. SHOPPING 

Soho is pretty much known for it's shopping. Head to Broadway to shop at Topshop, Brandy Melville, Sephora, Anthropologie, Aritzia, Lululemon, and so much more!

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4. ROOFTOPS

Rooftops are the most coveted item when it comes to New York realty. However, you don't need a multimillion dollar penthouse to have 360 degree views of New York's Skyline. If you are in Soho on a Saturday or a Sunday, the New Museum offers public access to their sky room when you buy a general addmission ticket. The view of downtown is absolutely incredible and simply breathtaking. Snap some pictures for Instagram too and make all your friend's jealous. 

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5. ART MUSEUMS/ART GALLERIES  

Besides the street art, Soho also has some pretty great art museums. My favorite museum is the New Museum. Although kind of risqué, the galleries offer a very contemporary twist to some very classical work. 

NEW MUSEUM- 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

Well, those are my 5 top things to do around Soho and I hope your next time downtown is a little more #instaworthy with my tips!