Yankees Beat Giants in Paper Tossing
November 12th, 2009

Judging by the amount of debris cleaned up after their victory parades, New Yorkers were more excited by the Yankees 27th World Series victory than the Giants third Super Bowl win last year. The tallies are in, and the Department of Sanitation reports cleaning up 56.5 tons of paper after the Yankees parade. The Giants left behind 36.5 tons.

Of the total cleaned this year, 18.2 tons were recycled by the Sanitation Department. But only about a ton of the confetti came from recycled paper, donated by the Downtown Alliance and Atlas Materials of Red Hook. In fact, it was widely reported that a number of important documents were tossed into the streets.

But neither can stand anywhere near the 5,000 tons of paper that filled the air during the 1945 V-J parade.

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