A LUST FOR THE CRUST

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Unassuming little Café Viva, with its jumble of nondescript tables set up across from the pizza oven, has been on Broadway for nearly as long as I can remember.  The menu calls attention to the “Natural” and “Kosher” pizza, blessed by Rabbi Yaakov Spivak, so a sign says. These are not words that normally entice [&hellip
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VOTERS NEED A VOICE

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To the Editor: The insightful “Paterson in the Hot Seat” (The Capitol Connection, Dec. 18) makes me wonder if Democrats have taken real democracy away from the voters and returned it to Albany’s smoke-filled backrooms. Remember former New York State Democratic Assembly member Tom DiNapoli? As a result of his faithful allegiance to Democratic State Assembly Speaker [&hellip
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HELICOPTER WOES

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To the Editor: As a resident of West 83rd Street, I can tell you that we actually receive a double-whammy from helicopters (“They’ve Had It with Helicopters,” Dec. 18). Not only do the tourist helicopters come inland on 83rd Street in order to turn to go back down the river, but we are also the cross-island [&hellip
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MY GORGEOUS, BLOND HEALER

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My name is Susan and I’m a hypochondriac. Perhaps that explains why I know more about preventive medicine than some of Manhattan’s best doctors—whom I see. Thus, gentle reader, for the New Year I’m giving you the name of a gifted healer: Heather Case, sole proprietor of Case Specialty Physical Therapy and a young woman [&hellip
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HUNTER HAWKS TAKE DOWN AUSSIE VISITORS

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Twice, members of the Hunter College High School boys’ basketball team said “all the way” when talking about their hopes for the current season. First assistant coach John Valinotti used the phrase, and then junior captain Len Chenfeld did the same a few minutes later. Even for a good team, it was a bit presumptive. [&hellip
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COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL CHAMPS

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The winter scholastic sports season, always unique in how it straddles the holidays and some vacation time, offers a worthy moment for reflection about a month into proceedings. For some, the results are mixed. Others are already putting together winning seasons. And for the rest, it’s probably too early to tell. For now, all eyes [&hellip
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HUNTER HAWKS PUT ON BEST SHOW IN YEARS

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A year ago, Devin Leahy was a little-used freshman on one of the worst college soccer teams in New York City. Now, thanks to his key efforts in the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) championship game on Nov. 8, Hunter College’s soccer team is the toast of the town. Hunter finished the [&hellip
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