Updated 12/28/2012 05:19 PM
"Good Riddance Day" Allows Residents To Throw Bad Memories Of 2012 In Trash
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The sixth annual Good Riddance Day was held Friday afternoon in Times Square.
People were invited to throw their bad memories of 2012 in the trash with the help of a giant shredder, a dumpster and, for the extremely frustrated, a rubber mallet.
Adam Ingber won the right to kick off the event by writing about how he wanted to say good riddance to Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath.
"All the effects of dealing with the hurricane, dealing with insurance companies pretty much on a day-to-day basis for the whole month of November," Ingber said. "We lost a car, we lost a storage locker, but we were lucky. A lot of people lost a lot more."
Ingber received $2,500, which will come in handy. He had to move out of his building in Long Beach because of the storm damage.