Why do some people insist on carrying gigantic golf umbrellas on the sidewalks of Manhattan? It's about more than staying dry. It's some kind of lifestyle jab: Hey, I just work here, heh heh, grabbed this from the back of my Expedition on the way out this morning. Gothamist doesn't care which investment bank sponsored your golf boondoggle. Let your kids soak on the way to dance practice! Be gone!
Finally, the true denizens of New York City can claim their retribution. neil has found an awesome light-up umbrella from Wishing Fish that will not only outclass any suburban monsters you pass but also light up the sidewalk under your feet as you traipse down Broadway like Billie Jean. Though it may attract some attention, Gothamist promises it is much, much less doofy than the ol' umbrella hat.
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