Upscale cupcakes also coming to Washington Square Park.
City Hall's getting into the upscale-cupcake business.
For the first time, the Parks Department has awarded permits allowing a Queens-based company to peddle its line on city property, according to the New York Post.
And not just any cupcakes or any city property.
Cake & Shake is paying $108,000 in the first year of a five-year contract for rights to the north side of the steps outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the most coveted food-vending spots in the United States.
As for the cupcakes, they'll be of the gourmet variety, organic and developed by a chef who used to work at the Bouley Bakery in lower Manhattan.
At $3 each, winning bidder Gina Ojile said she's confident she and chef partner Derek Hunt can turn a profit after paying the hefty first-year fee, which escalates 10 percent each year.