Volume 79, Number 44 | April 7 - 13, 2010
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Villager photos by J.B. Nicholas

Throwing down (with down) at the ‘Pillow Fight Club’
International Pillow Fight Day at Union Square drew hundreds of youthful pillow combatants. According to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia: “A pillow fight flash mob is a social phenomenon of flash mobbing and shares many characteristics of a culture jam. The flash mob version of a massive pillow fight is distinguished by the fact that nearly all of the promotion is Internet-based. … While ordinary pillow fights have existed for a long time, these events are massive in scale, occur in public and are promoted primarily via the Internet.” The current record for most people at a flash-mob pillow fight is 10,000 in Atlanta on Oct. 6, 2006.

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