City Council Candidate Boghosian Murphy is ‘Sweet’ on Chelsea

Above: Leslie Boghosian Murphy at the The Donut Pub (203 West 14th Street), the final stop on her tour of Chelsea sweet shops. | Photo by Brooke James

BY CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3 CANDIDATE LESLIE BOGHOSIAN MURPHY | Tuesday, April 27: I had so much fun doing a Sweets Tour of Chelsea! Every stop was one of my favorites, and I am so thankful to the owners for talking to me about their experiences over the past year. And while I was there, of course I sampled some of their signature goodies in-store, and got some to go. Below, find photos from my Sweets Tour stop that are good enough to eat.


Above, Leslie with Chef Marc Coolrecht of City Cakes (155 West 18th Street). Below: City Cakes is also about cookies–and some of their cakes come in “cup” form. | Photos by Brooke James


 Above: Treats on display at Billy’s Bakery (184 Ninth Avenue). Below: Leslie with owner Wayne Dovan. | Photos by Brooke James


Above: A posterior, on the exterior of Big Booty Bread Company (261 West 23rd Street). | Photo by Brooke James

STOP #4: MomenTea

Above, L to R: Shawn Mao and Katrina Liu of MomenTea (64 Seventh Avenue), and Leslie . | Photo by Brooke James

In conclusion, I promise that as your City Council rep for District 3, I will fight for small businesses… and eat lots of sweets.


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