Private paperwork found in Yankee parade confetti


The half ton of recycled confetti provided to buildings lining the Canyon of Heroes in downtown Manhattan for the Yankees’ victory parade yesterday turned out not to be enough for some people to show their enthusiasm. Medical records, financial statements, pay stubs, law firm invoices and court records were found in the fifty tons of paper trash left behind.

Office workers from buildings lining the route got a little too enthusiastic and started throwing paperwork out of their windows. The records that were found included unshredded files from A.L. Sarroff, Goldman Sachs, and the Bronx Supreme Court, as well as medical test reports, some with identifying information and Social Security numbers which would make identity theft remarkably easy. Some of their more sensible colleagues threw toilet paper.

Yesterday’s was the 26th World Series victory parade held on lower Broadway below City Hall.