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Lisa Bernier
Lisa Bernier is a human owned by a terrier named Tiberius and a dachshund named Andromeda. She is also a freelance writer living and working in New York City, but that is just incidental. She graduated from Manhattan College with a B.A. in English Literature, which mainly serves to feed her obsession for Nerdy British TV shows. You can also find her work on sites such as Sparklife, The MindHut,, and Sound Ctrl. Follow her on Twitter @pilrimkim or read her blog Wordy Geek Girls for more of her adventures in geekdom and puppy travails.

Entries by Lisa Bernier

Moving to New York Made Me Asian

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 5:57 PM

One of these things is not like the other. And that's ok.

I grew up in a smallish town in the middle of Massachusetts. Ok, technically it was a city, but it had the feel of a small town. Fairly suburban,...

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5 Must-See Indie Summer Concerts in NYC

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 7:42 PM

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There's a reason why people always go on and on about summer soundtracks: it's because summer, more than any other season, is about music (especially in NYC). From outdoor concerts, to big-time touring acts in Madison Square Garden, it...

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A New Chinese Lunar Year, Still an Old Yellowface SNL

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 8:59 AM

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Early this month, conversations about race in America were sparked by three videos. Two aired during the Super Bowl: one, a Cheerios commercial, the other the now viral "America the Beautiful" ad...

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NYC Living: My Successful Millennial Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 7:36 PM


Pitch Title Ideas:

Why My Starter Marriage Rocks.

No... not catchy enough.

Rockin' The Startup Marriage.

Trying too hard to be trendy.

I Love My (Millennial) Startup Marriage


Scratch the title, I'll...

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New York Dancer Taps His Way Into a Story as the Protege of Gregory Hines

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 8:44 AM

Andrew J. Nemr found himself dancing at a young age.

From the time he was very young, he took dance classes at the local dance school in his area. Slowly, he found himself drawn more and more towards tap. Finally, he found the ultimate inspiration: Gregory Hines.

Many people don't...

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How to Break Up With the New York Therapist You Can't Afford

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 12:51 PM

If you live in NYC, chances are you go to a therapist. And I, unlike Tom Cruise, am not one to bash the value of psychiatry. To all mental health professionals out there: I sincerely applaud the humanitarian, necessary service you provide to those in pain and suffering.

I, also...

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The Five Stages of Getting Over Being Fired While Living in an Expensive City

(1) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 4:29 PM

Yes. It happened. You were fired/let go/dropped from the team/released from duties/(dis)honorably discharged. Maybe you knew it was coming. Maybe, like myself, it seemed to drop into your inbox from a blue, blue sky on a sunny day to completely atomic bomb your self-esteem and enjoyment of the soy chai...

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The Best Unexpected Places to Snag a Date in NYC

(4) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 9:49 AM

You're young. You're in New York. You're single and you're ready to mingle. You've tried using the Interwebs as Cupid, but it just isn't working and you've decided to fire your computer as a matchmaker and venture into the real world to find love (or the love of the moment).

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The Top 8 Geeky Places to Spend New Year's Eve in NYC

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 7:11 AM

We all know the New York tourist trap New Year's Eve: Times Square, freezing your pants off, waiting for the ball to drop. If, however you are a) sane and b) a New Yorker, there's no way you'll be trying to get anywhere midtown on December 31st.

But where to...

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New York Theater: Rock Wilk Workshops His Story With New York City

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 11:25 AM

Actor-playwright Rock Wilk performing Broke Wide Open
Some people workshop shows in theaters or classes. Others use writers groups or showcases. Musician-poet turned playwright Rock Wilk used the City of New York.

Perhaps you haven't heard of Rock Wilk's journey from musician,...

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Dear Santa Letter From the Fiscal Cliff

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 9:09 AM

Dear Santa,

You probably don't get a lot of governmental economic terms sending you letters. Then again, you have to be the ultimate believer in weird things, right? I mean, a big guy like you being able to slip unseen and unheard down those tiny chimneys? In red velvet, no...

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Must-Do This Weekend: Go and See The Central Park Five

(7) Comments | Posted November 24, 2012 | 2:02 PM

Still image from the documentary The Central Park Five

First and foremost, this is not a movie review. There will be no cinematic judgments on the new Ken Burns documentary, The Central Park Five.

With that said: go see The Central...

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Five Reasons to Go to Macy's Giant Balloon Inflation

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 3:14 PM

Everyone has heard of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Once a year, floats and acts and balloons march through New York City amid cheers, waves and shivering news commentators.

When all's said and done, the actual parade itself is overcrowded, overhyped and too long. Don't bother to get up...

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NYC Improv Theater Provides Comedy for Hurricane Sandy Relief

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 5:14 PM

Although the national news media continues to move onto more headline-grabbing stories, New Yorkers are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. As a city that knows how to pull together post-crisis, many local businesses, groups and organizations are continuing to organize Sandy relief efforts.

Last Friday this included...

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8 Survival Tips for Being Broke and Jobless in NYC

(4) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 10:45 AM

We've all been there: recent college grad, can't find a job, or had an entry-level job and lost it due to cut backs. You have rent to pay, food to eat, and a social life that you quickly see vanishing into non-existence, because if you can't pay for your MetroCard,...

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Seven Important Things I Learned About Owning a Dog in NYC

(2) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 5:18 PM

I'm no Cesar Millan with his dog whispering ways. Neither am I doggy Mary Poppins Victoria Stilwell, who only needs to "tsk, tsk" to get a dog to behave. I'm certainly no Justin Silver (did anyone else watch this summer's Dogs in the City other than, well, me?). I'm just...

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