In the New Year of 2020 I have been reminiscing and thinking about my involvement in writing articles for Westview News for the last ten years. This West Village- focused paper has been with us for fifteen years and many people I know tell me it has become not just great but legendary in every sense. The paper includes photos essays and articles of local interest, what is going on, what has opened and what has closed, and the highly individualistic pieces from writers who delve into everything from theater, film and dance to profiles of talented art and fashion people and even the lore of the birds who come and go and the pampered dogs and other animals that are part of the life of the Village. Restaurants and bar life and coffee shops and pizza parlors and the gathering places like parks are all part of the fun we all enjoy. Just the other day I spotted a red Cardinal who often flies into the St. Lukes Garden. My old Village pal Edward Albee, now gone, alas, who spent most of his life in the Village, loved the paper and after reading it for a while felt it had successfully supplanted the Village Voice—the longtime paper I contributed to in the past. Another cohort of mine from the Voice, Michael Musto, has also told me how necessary WestView is now to everyone who reads it. Of course Greenwich Village is considered the most famous neighborhood in the world and it shouts out that there is every reason to keep it going. Long live WestView News!