Malcolm Gladwell: Big Hair, Big Feet, Big Heart?

Upper East Side: Malcolm Gladwell revealed his big feet, gesticulated intensely, said people shouldn't be allowed to say where they went to college, and stole bloggery hearts at the 92nd St. Y the other night. [UES Informer]
Bushwick: Now the hipsters are staging Punk Rock Pillow Fights. Will their crazy, ironic, lo-fi fun ever stop? [Brooklyn Rink via the vaguely anti-Semitic BushwickBK]
East Harlem: A principal at a high school here sent teachers a memo telling them to dumb down their standards for the kids. Uh-huh. [NYDN]
Harlem: Amid its massive, seventeen-acre expansion in the hood's west side, Columbia says it won't tear down the Cotton Club on 125th after all. That's Christian of them. [NYP]

Roosevelt Island: Looks like you Islanders will finally be getting a ferry soon. Such bland news from a bland place that we have no more to say on the matter. [Roosevelt Islander]
Times Square: There is something sweetly, strangely eighth-grade book report about this (interminable) post written by David Byrne after he visited the new Times building. [David Byrne.com]
Village: Tired of griping about another bank branch after the fact, locals are striking preemptively these days, saying NO to future ATM huts before they rise. [Curbed]