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If it didn’t sit on a personality-free midtown street (blessedly near the subway), the Bernic would be a dead ringer for those sleek glass-and-steel stepped buildings that loom above the bay in Miami. Inside is all Manhattan, though, with a no-nonsense décor of contemporary modular furnishings, with dark wood veneers and Mid-Century Modern-esque art on the walls. In the lobby is an all-day Italian joint, where guests get their included breakfast in the morning; and opposite that is a front desk with one of the friendliest staffs in the city.