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Fika Book Events in NYC

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Fika at Budin in Brooklyn

I am so excited to be in NYC this week for some book events.

Johanna and I will be signing Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break at three different spots in town this week, so if you are in the NYC area, drop on by.

Monday May 4

Book signing at the famous NYC Fika chain. You better bet there are going to be Swedish treats on hand.

3 to 5pm, FIKA Tower’s Loft, 824 10th Ave, New York City

Wednesday May 6

Book signing and afternoon fika at Nordic specialty coffee shop Budin, with coffee by the lovely Stockholm roaster Drop Coffee.

5 to 7pm, Budin, 114 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn

Thursday May 7

Book signing, cinnamon rolls and a beer or two (trust me, those two things go together quite well) at 61 Local

6pm onwards, 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

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May 3, 2015 at 15:19

Friday Photo: Spring

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Some serious New York love this week, where the sun is shining, the cherry blossoms are out and bikes are parked at every street sign.

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March 23, 2012 at 06:00

She Dares

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elle dare – elle ose – she dares

The French and English combination may have been completely unintentional, but the message rang true regardless.

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March 21, 2012 at 13:54

Simple Choices

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When it comes down to it, bikes and travel go hand in hand.

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March 15, 2012 at 21:22

Parking Space Turned Cafe

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Park(ing) Day is this Friday — props to those who will be converting parking spaces into mini urban parks — so I figured a mention of this super cool looking pop up cafe in New York was fitting, pulled from this week’s installment of Foodie Underground:

Sponsored by two neighboring eateries – Bombay and Fika – and the New York City Department of Transportation, the pop up cafe is composed of a wooden platform that houses 14 tables and 50 chairs. An attempt at solving the problem of cramped sidewalks which don’t leave much room for outdoor seating, the pop up cafe is part foodie attraction and part public space improvement. In fact, Bombay and Fika don’t offer table service, and anyone who wants to take advantage of the space is allowed to take a seat.

Taking the place of several parking spaces, the outdoor seating doesn’t conflict with the sidewalk traffic, and it’s a project that the DOT is more than happy to support. “Every time we put down just an orange barrel, people just materialize out of nowhere,” said Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan to Streetsblog. “If you build it, they will sit.”

Image: DNA Info

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September 15, 2010 at 12:17

Friday Photo: Brooklyn Cruiser

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NYC cycling is its own special thing. Stop signs don’t really count as stop signs, stop lights are merely for good measure and even designated bike lanes aren’t really like bike lanes in any other city; at least people believe in helmets. But that’s what makes riding in the city fun.

Ringing the bell incessantly as you cross the Brooklyn Bridge and having to maneuver around children flying by on wooden trikes. Dodging tourists in Chinatown with that smell of outdoor markets and produce hanging in the air that’s reminiscent of previous visits to Asia. Raising your hand in disgust at the drivers completely oblivious to the fact that a bicycle was ever invented. But on two wheels, the big city feels manageable, even more friendly. Which is why you keep ringing the bell.

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May 7, 2010 at 09:36

Friday Photo: NYC By Night

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No tripod, strange Diesel storefront in the background and a bus driving just a bit too fast. The city that never sleeps; a true statement.

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April 30, 2010 at 06:52