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You’ve got two weeks left to get the best black and white cookies in NYC

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Alyson Penn

Go back all the way before Milk Bar, before Levain and Maman and Dominique Ansel. Since 1902, Glaser's Bake Shop on First Avenue and 87th Street has been a neighborhood staple, with three generations serving the OG cookie of NYC—the black and white. 

In fact, if you ask NYC food critic Robert Sietsema or Men's Journal or us where the best black and white cookie is in the city, they would say the Glaser's—which uses chocolate and vanilla frosting instead of the usual fondant as an icing. However, the family is bowing out of the business, so it will be a sad day in the city when the shop closes its doors for good on July 1. 

Of course, it hasn't closed yet, so in the next couple of weeks we urge you to not only stack up on as many cookies as you can, but also head to the ice cream shop and speakeasy UES for a summer twist on the cookie. To honor the bakery, the spot will be making ice cream sandwiches with the famous black and white cookies. For the next two weeks, the treats will be topped with rainbow sprinkles and stuffed with vanilla ice cream.

Saying goodbye is never easy, but maybe this will make it a bit sweeter. 

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