Wait, We Kind of Want One of Those Full-Body Umbrellas

Brooklyn Heights: The Fairway Shuttle made its first stop in the Heights today! What, you white people don’t want to walk through Red Hook? [Brooklyn Heights Blog]
Chelsea: Straight and gay couples have been walking around the city handing out condoms — underneath condomlike umbrellas. Extra points for this blogger who titles his post “It’s Raining (Se)Men!” [Copyranter]
Clinton Hill: Because of inclement weather, tomorrow’s Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest in Clinton Hill will be delayed until Sunday, which gives you just that much more time on the “Dead Flower From Meerkat Manor” costume for your Chihuahua. [Clinton Hill Blog]

Lower East Side: The dreaded M Train got a C- on its subway report card. Is it bad we had to look up on the MTA Website to see where that train even goes? [Second Avenue Sagas]
Red Hook: You may have thought these new buildings were just oddly out-of-place condos. But they’re actually swank lower-income housing! [Brownstoner]
Rego Park: Trader Joe’s finally opened today! And there was much rejoicing. [Queens Central]