New Yorkers bid farewell Tuesday to some of their more unpleasant memories of 2010.
The Times Square Alliance held its fourth annual "Good Riddance Day," allowing people to dump anything that's been a nuisance to them over the past 12 months.
For those participating, this meant anything from a picture of their ex, credit card bills, an eviction notice or even a pink slip.
"I'm getting rid of my new job. I got rid of it in February, but I got a new one last month, so I can finally say 'good riddance' to it," said one New Yorker.
"I said 'good riddance' to all negative energies in my life. All negative friends, all negative exes, all vices, anything that was negative in 2010. Out with that, in with the new," said another.
"It's about turning your back on those bad things that you want to get rid of from the last year, either personally or in terms of the world, because the world is always a little bit crazy. Life is always a little bit crazy," said a third.
A giant shredder, as well as a sledgehammer and a dumpster, were on hand to collect anything participants wanted to throw out.
Free tickets to the Broadway musical "American Idiot" were given to the person with the most creative entry.