NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An industrial-size shredder was busy Sunday eating up grievances from 2014 and spitting them out.
As part of the eighth annual Good Riddance Day hosted by the Times Square Alliance, locals and tourists submitted documents symbolizing what they’d like to leave in the past when we ring in 2015.
“People shred everything from very serious things — they say goodbye to cancer, goodbye to the violence of the last few weeks in New York City,” Tim Tompkins, Times Square Alliance’s president, told 1010 WINS’ Kevin Rincon. “But sometimes they say fun things, like, ‘Here’s this picture of this person that I went on a really bad date with.'”
Karen Pfeirff, of Maryland, shredded away the word “Cancer,” which she told CBS2’s Ilana Gold is taking a dramatic toll on her family.
“Right now, my husband’s brother, mother and father are battling cancer and fighting for their lives,” she said. “And as I put it in there, I felt a breath of hope. I really did. It felt like yes, we can do this.”Comments