Here at WestView News, we are truly excited because, on October 16, 2016, The New York Times ran a sizable piece and photograph featuring Lolo’s 21st birthday celebration in Washington Square Park. The article referenced West- View itself, as well as our regular contributors, Joy Pape and Brian Pape. Times writer Sarah Maslin Nir wrote, “The party was the idea of Joy Pape… a nurse practitioner who lives near the park and became transfixed by Lolo… Ms. Pape and her husband, Brian…an architect, advertised the party in a local newspaper, the WestView News, and persuaded a birdseed company to provide the cake.” In the accompanying photograph, Lolo, complete with a red and blue birthday hat, happily pecks away at his birdseed birthday cake alongside Joy Pape (left), Brian Pape (right), and Lolo’s owner, Hellen Castiglione (middle). WestView News staff members Maggie and Liza (and Mia), and dozens of other visitors, joined the festivities. Photo by Maggie Berkvist.