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    GOOD RIDDANCE DAY IN TIMES SQUARE
    December 28, 2010

    New Yorkers bid farewell to the negatives of 2010 on annual Good Riddance Day in Times Square

    New Yorkers tossed the bad memories of 2010 into a shredder Tuesday, hoping for better luck in the new year.

    The fed-up and furious bade farewell to bedbugs, unemployment, lousy
    lovers and a plethora of pet peeves at the annual Good Riddance Day
    shredding event in Times Square.

    "New year, new life," said Brooklyn accountant Dafina Simmonds, who
    wrote forget-you notes to "all the haters, fake friends and bad
    influences."

    Simmonds was among the dozens to write down the regrets they
    preferred to leave in 2010 and then throw them into a
    document-shredding truck provided by Cintas Corp.

    Lori Raimondo, vice president of marketing for the Times Square
    Alliance, said the year-ending exercise was a satisfying way to "go
    into 2011 with a fresh start."

    Omar Lopez-Cepero and Andrew Call, two cast members from the Broadway
    show "American Idiot," participated by shredding the military's
    just-repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

    They dumped a sign reading "DADT" into a huge trash bin, which was lifted into the shredder truck.

    "We are going to shred this wonderful little sign in memorandum of
    this long-overdue problem," Call said before the truck did its work.

    Photo caption: New Yorkers shredded their negative events and
    happenings of 2010 at the annual Good Riddance Day in Times Square.
    (Lombard/NYDN)

    [Full article at Yahoo]

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Brian's picture
on December 28, 2010

New Yorkers bid farewell to the negatives of 2010 on annual Good Riddance Day in Times Square

New Yorkers tossed the bad memories of 2010 into a shredder Tuesday, hoping for better luck in the new year.

The fed-up and furious bade farewell to bedbugs, unemployment, lousy
lovers and a plethora of pet peeves at the annual Good Riddance Day
shredding event in Times Square.

"New year, new life," said Brooklyn accountant Dafina Simmonds, who
wrote forget-you notes to "all the haters, fake friends and bad
influences."

Simmonds was among the dozens to write down the regrets they
preferred to leave in 2010 and then throw them into a
document-shredding truck provided by Cintas Corp.

Lori Raimondo, vice president of marketing for the Times Square
Alliance, said the year-ending exercise was a satisfying way to "go
into 2011 with a fresh start."

Omar Lopez-Cepero and Andrew Call, two cast members from the Broadway
show "American Idiot," participated by shredding the military's
just-repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

They dumped a sign reading "DADT" into a huge trash bin, which was lifted into the shredder truck.

"We are going to shred this wonderful little sign in memorandum of
this long-overdue problem," Call said before the truck did its work.

Photo caption: New Yorkers shredded their negative events and
happenings of 2010 at the annual Good Riddance Day in Times Square.
(Lombard/NYDN)

[Full article at Yahoo]