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Shred Fest to Make Confetti Out of Your Personal Documents

By Amanda Mikelberg | May 16, 2013 2:51pm
 Shred Fest is takeing place at 10 locations citywide on Sunday, May 19.
Shred Fest is takeing place at 10 locations citywide on Sunday, May 19.
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NEW YORK CITY — New Yorkers can protect themselves from identity theft this weekend by shredding personal documents at 10 citywide locations Sunday afternoon.

At the city's sixth-annual Shred Fest, visitors are asked to bring their old bank statements, pay stubs, secret love letters, incriminating receipts and any other documents containining sensitive personal information to the shredding trucks that will be turning the papers into confetti safely and for free. 

The only things the trucks will not take shred are books, toys, wet paper and anything that isn’t paper.

The first five people to arrive with their papers at each location will win a free paper shredder provided by Staples. Participants will also receive identity theft prevention tips from by the NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau.


-Union Square: South Plaza, East 14th Street and Union Square East

-St. Nicholas Park: Corner of West 135th Street and St. Nicholas Ave.


-Co-op City: Triangle Plaza at Co-op City Boulevard and Rombouts Avenue next to Municipal Credit Union


-Bensonhurst Park: Cropsey Avenue and Bay 29th Street

-Cadman Plaza: Cadman Plaza West, opposite Clark Street

-Flatbush Nostrand Junction: Near corner of Flatbush Avenue and Hillel Place, next to Municipal Credit Union

-Prospect Park: Prospect Park West and 3rd Street  


-Flushing Meadows/Corona Park: Parking lot at 111th Street between 54th and 56th Avenues

-Springfield Blvd., Pathmark Plaza: Springfield Boulevard between Merrick Boulevard and 135th Avenue


-Arthur Von Briesen Park: Parking lot at Bay Street and School Road