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5,000 New Yorkers Join a Massive Pillow Fight

by Svetlana Didorenko for the Village Voice | Saturday, April 5, 2014

The latest pillow fight in New York City is 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. See photos: NYC Pillow Fight Day 2014.

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