★ It was raining or it wasn’t or it looked like it wasn’t but little drops were falling toward the nearly dry pavement. At the surface on Union Square there was a moment of dead calm, then a gust with a single drop on it. A real rain came down for a while and left everything wet and chillier. The afternoon was dark, with a wintry look to the darkness as evening came. A new, pattering rain came for the commute, and the wind got behind it. Uptown, there was just enough rain lurking for one of the two boys to use his umbrella.