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Practice Hot Yoga near The Aldyn at Bikram Yoga NYC

August 28, 2015 1:32 pm

Yoga has become very popular over the years, and Bikram yoga might be one of the most distinctive ways to practice. If you've never tried it, it's a style of yoga practiced in a 105 degree room. Over the course of an hour and a half, practitioners will move through 26 postures. Devotees claim the practice has quite a few health benefits, and if you'd like to try it near The Aldyn there's a studio on West 72nd Street!

Bikram Yoga NYC hosts bikram classes daily throughout its network of Manhattan studios. A single class runs $25, and the place offers weekly passes for $60 and monthly passes for $185 and up. They're valid at all Bikram Yoga NYC locations, which means you can practice on the Upper West Side, in the Flatiron District, or at one of the studio's other locations.

If you decide to try it, one bit of advice: bring water, as you'll want to stay hydrated!

Bikram Yoga NYC
143 W. 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023

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Brunch, Cocktails, and Dessert on the Upper West Side at Sugar and Plumm

August 21, 2015 1:44 pm

Manhattan has a ton of great places for pastries, baked treats, and desserts, and one of the most popular near The Aldyn might be the Upper West Side's Sugar and Plumm. It's located between 78 and 79th Streets on Amsterdam Avenue, and it draws patrons from all over the city with its distinctive desserts, brunch dishes, cocktails, and ice cream sundaes. The sundaes earn particular praise from regulars: they pair ice cream flavors like mint chocolate chip, raspberry swirl, strawberry with toppings like fudge, chocolate sprinkles, Oreo crumbs, and much more!

Other desserts on the menu include chocolate mousse, banana splits, carrot cake, peach pie, macarons, and coconut panna cotta. There's also a selection of inventive cocktails, plus wine and craft beer options. If you visit for brunch, you can try traditional dishes like eggs Benedict or steak and eggs, or try inventive plates like the "Sugar and Plumm Crunch Toast" which tops brioche with strawberry compote and mascarpone cheese.

Check out the Sugar and Plumm website to find out more about this delightful Upper West Side eatery.

Sugar and Plumm
377 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10024

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Enjoy Fresh Seafood on the Hudson near The Aldyn at North River Lobster Company

August 14, 2015 3:03 pm

North River Lobster Company's a seafood spot with a twist: it's actually a boat docked at Pier 81, and dinner's served on a space that occasionally cruises around the Hudson River. According to the eatery's "About Us" page, this place is New York City's very first "floating lobster shack," and it might be one of the more unique dining experiences you can have near The Aldyn!

Here's how it works: show up and you'll order from the bar. You'll get a number and they'll bring out your food. At times the boat will depart from its dock, sailing around the Hudson River for about 45 minutes before returning to Pier 81. (Click here to see a schedule of when the ship will sail.) If you're onboard when it leaves, you'll enjoy a cruise with views of Midtown Manhattan.

North River Lobster Company is decidedly casual: it doesn't take reservations, and its dress code is "informal and laid back." If you'd like to learn more about this unique New York eatery, check out the North River Lobster Company website!

North River Lobster Company
Pier 81 at West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036

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