Watch 5,000 New Yorkers Join a Massive Pillow Fight

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Watch this video of the latest pillow fight in New York City, part of International Pillow Fight Day, a nine-year tradition. "We've been denied permits every year that we've applied," says organizer Kevin Bracken, who clarifies that the idea got started in Toronto, but was moved to New York City. "A lot of people like to say 'only in New York,' that's not true anymore, but only in New York can you get 5,000 people to a giant pillow fight." On Saturday in Washington Square Park, the pillow puns and feathers were flying -- and people in costume were easy targets.

The video above is full of deftly landed pillow punches, but perhaps none is better than this sneak attack, which we present in animated GIF form:

(Video by Svetlana Didorenko, all photos by Reimy Gonzalez for the Voice.)






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Washington Square Park

W. 4th St., New York, NY

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Erin Marie Williams
Erin Marie Williams

John Rodriguez Sara Prutzman Patti White: we could do this if you were all in NYC

Ruben Marin
Ruben Marin

We have enough of those! What's wrong with a little fun now and then? We have a enough fear mongering to last a lifetime....

Grace Mirasola D'Amato
Grace Mirasola D'Amato

children playing...why don't they do something constructive like the 60's. Oh I forgot it's all about them!

John Bunch
John Bunch

The Pussy Generation. (Clint Eastwood)

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