Direct from Red Hook! Confetti for Giants' Parade

About 1,000 pounds of confetti will be delivered at 4 p.m. today to the garage of the Alliance for Downtown New York, to be used tomorrow to shower the Super Bowl champion New York Giants. The Alliance will deliver the confetti to Lower Manhattan office buildings Tuesday morning, according to a couple of emails I’ve gotten in the last half-hour from a Downtown Alliance rep.

The confetti is recycled packaging paper cut into approximately 10-inch strips and is being provided by the Atlas Material Company in Red Hook. Downtown Alliance personnel spent today at the company’s plant, breaking down the 60-pound bales of packaging paper into 25-pound bags.

Tomorrow’s ticker-tape parade in Lower Manhattan is the first since the October 2000 one for the Yankees’ last World Series win.