Breakaway News NY Volume No.9 Issue No.9 September 2004

Labor Day Gratitude

In honor of Labor Day, we would like to thank our hardworking couriers, office staff and valued customers who make all our jobs possible. We will be closed Monday, September 6th, 2004. Enjoy the Holiday.

RNC Update

This newsletter should arrive during the RNC. The convention is two blocks from our office. NYPD has assured us that we will be able to enter our block. If not, we have contingency plans, which will impede us but not shut us down. Look for updates on our website. We expect major delays in the "lock down" zone. But hey, we're New Yorkers.  We'll deal with it.

Summer Vacations

Messengers are, by nature, travelers. Unfortunately these days, our travel is limited to 5th Ave., 6th Ave., over to Park Ave., back to 5th, etc, etc, etc. We love postcards from  exotic lands. Better yet, whoever calls with the most exotic summer vacation story gets to go to the front of the line for the new hit TV show Extreme Reality Survivor.

Speaking of Exotic


Andrew Young, our general manager, did get away to watch Lance Armstrong win his sixth Tour de France. We never did get the postcard, so Andy missed his casting call. When not traveling overseas, Andy can be seen running up our building's 14 flights of stairs, repeating the torture FIVE times. That's 70 flights!  Why bother? Something about improving lactic acid threshold... Ok Lance.

We Have Storage Space

Yesterday we renewed our liease and committed ourselves to an additional floor of storage space.  This fills a need for our cutomers who store items on short notice.  If you have a project that calls for some stuff to be stored off your premises -- think Breakaway Storage.  We can store freight on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis.

Predict the Super Bowl Winner

Who's going to win the Super Bowl? Who's going to lose the Super Bowl? If you can predict these two things, you'll win the Breakaway Superbowl Contest. The winner shall receive an all-expense paid trip to Starbucks. Email your prediction to:

Stump the band…

Last month we asked you what year Gracie Mansion became the official residence of the Mayor of NYC.  The correct answer is 1942.

T-Shirt Question

New York City has hosted many political conventions. When was the last time the Republicans held their presidential convention in New York City?  The first person to call John Handrik with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway T-Shirt.