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A Room of Requirement: Yoga

The Yoga Room embodies the core ideal of this
 stylish and homey place, as everything is designed just up to the point: your health and well-

 With a friendly green and glass front against the mosaic wall,
 the small room welcomed me warmly. As I stepped inside and looked around, I 
sensed a philosophy of “vinyasa” in the decor—“vi”, in a special way, “nyasa”, to place—
everything is placed in a special way; in one corner, a wooden table chest held a copper 
brown hand wash, with a large wooden Buddist embossment hanging over it, inviting a deep breath in the special ambiance of religious tranquility. This
 small world made me feel like I was in an exotic and
 authentic Indian lounge.

 I was asked to take off my shoes at the entrance, because everyone should have the right
 to enjoy themselves without any binding from the outside—both physical and psychological.

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Today in NY History!

On June 12th, 1968, the small area of Hallet’s Cove was renamed Astoria as an attempt to flatter John Jacob Astor, the first multi-millionaire in the United States, so that he would invest in a women’s college in the neighborhood. Astor, however, didn’t take the bait. Even though he had a net worth of $40 million and it was hoped he would invest $2000 in the school, he only paid a measly $500. As a result, the college was never built, but the name has stuck with us to this very day.


-Yihan Yan

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