Kylie Minogue's Giant Head Protects Soho

Brooklyn Heights: This posh hood got a little grittier yesterday when a truck carrying tons of "deep, rich loam" overturned on Cadman Plaza West. [Curbed]
Chelsea: Even the famously shabby Chelsea Hotel is freshening up, now with a new awning. [BlogChelsea]
Downtown Brooklyn: There were fake-blood-soaked dummies and actors galore yesterday for the 7th Annual EMT/Paramedic Competition. [McBrooklyn]
Kensington: You know Brooklyn's gotten trendy when none other than J.C. Penney starts shooting catalogs in its parks. [Kensington]
Soho: Grey Gardens–obsessed Kylie Minogue will replace Madonna (and her boobs) as the face of H&M staring down on Houston Street. [Copyranter]
Williamsburg: Get some sun Saturday in the new East River State Park, which for now is open only on weekends for "passive recreation." [Metro NY via i'm not sayin', i'm just sayin']