Downtown Alliance and the “Confetti King” Celebrate Giants Ticker-Tape Victory Parade
During today’s ticker-tape parade honoring the New York Giants in their 2012 Super Bowl victory, the Alliance for Downtown New York joined in the celebration by distributing over one ton of recycled paper to buildings along lower Broadway. This is the second parade to celebrate a New York Giants Super bowl victory. To stay up to date on all aspects of the celebration visit: http://www.downtownny.com/parade.
“The Downtown Alliance is proud to participate in today’s historic parade by sharing confetti with local buildings and making sure local streets are clean and safe for the thousands of spectators who descended upon the traditional tickertape parade route,” said Joe Timpone, the Downtown Alliance Senior Vice President of Operations. “Now the real work begins to pick up over 30 tons of confetti and paper!”
In preparation for the parade, the Downtown Alliance Operations team bagged and distributed over one tone of paper to more than 20 buildings along the parade route. There were 110 sanitation and safety officers to handle crowd control, litter and clean-up, and navigational questions. The Downtown Alliance typically receives recycled, shredded paper from Atlas Materials in Red Hook. The most-recent parade, for the New York Yankees in 2009, consumed more than 56.55 tons of shredded paper.
Watch Timpone discuss the event in this new video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRHx2hNPQzg. A 31-year veteran of the Sanitation Department, Timpone was appointed Director of Cleaning and Collection (the highest ranking uniformed position) in 1990 and has been with the Downtown Alliance since 1995. He manages the Operations Division for the Downtown Alliance, overseeing public safety, sanitation, transportation services, construction mitigation and streetscape maintenance.
Commemorating each previous ticker-tape parade in chronological order, the Downtown Alliance has embedded 179 black granite plaques in the sidewalk on both sides of Broadway throughout the mile-long tickertape parade route to create the “Walk of Fame” (over 20 are in storage until the Fulton Street Transit Center is completed). For more information on NYC's ticker-tape parades please visit: http://www.downtownny.com/new-york-citys-ticker-tape-parades.
To see pictures from today’s parade please visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/downtownny/sets/72157629216046065/