Protect yourself against identity theft by bringing your personal documents to NYC ShredFest 2016 this weekend, for FREE bulk document shredding. Turn your personal papers into confetti so identity thieves can’t scour for your Social Security or bank account numbers, passwords, or other essential information.
Huge commercial-grade shredders are provided by The NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs in all five boroughs on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and May 22, from 10AM to 4PM, or until they fill up, whichever comes first.
Bring old tax documents, bank statements, credit card applications, mortgage and car loan bills, and anything else that contains vital personal information.
ShredFest locations SATURDAY, May 21, 2016
Melrose – Franz Sigel Park – Grand Concourse between 157th and 158th Streets • 2,4,5 to 149 Street-Grand Concourse, D to 161 Street-Yankee Stadium
Bensonhurst – Bensonhurst Park – Cropsey Avenue and Bay 29th Street • D to Bay Parkway
Brooklyn Heights – Cadman Plaza –Cadman Plaza West; opposite Clark Street • A, C to High Street; 2, 3, 4 to Borough Hall; R to Court Street-Borough Hall
West Harlem – St. Nicholas Park –Corner of West 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue • C to 135 Street
Corona – Flushing Meadows Corona Park –Parking lot; 111th Street between 54th and 56th Avenues • 7 to 111 Street
ShredFest locations SUNDAY, May 22, 2016
Co-op City – Triangle Plaza – At Co-op City Blvd. and Rombouts Avenue; next to Municipal Credit Union • Bx23, Bx30, Bx38, Q50 to Co-op City Blvd. and Carver Loop
Park Slope – Prospect Park –Prospect Park West and 3rd Street • 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza; F to 7 Avenue
Lower East Side – Seward Park –East Broadway and Jefferson Street, in front of Seward Park Library
Springfield Gardens – Stop & Shop Shopping Center –Springfield Blvd. between Merrick Blvd. and 135th Avenue • Q5 to Merrick Blvd. and Springfield Blvd.
New Dorp Beach – Hylan Commons Mall – Parking lot; Hylan Blvd. and New Dorp Road; next to Municipal Credit Union
In addition to the paper gobbling machines, Consumer Affairs experts will be on hand with theft identity prevention tips.
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