Breakaway News Volume No. 14 Issue No. 5 May 2009

May Is For Mom

This means you’d better be nice and get that package full of love and gratitude to her on a direct rush, or you’ll never hear the end of it! Not to worry; large package or small envelope, Breakaway has you covered six ways to that second Sunday in May.

Naming Rights

With all our big financial institutions paying big money for naming rights at sports arenas, Breakaway has decided that we’re not to be outdone! After this month, the dugout section of the teeball field in the north east corner of Van Cortlandt Park will be called Breakaway Dugout. And it only cost us a hot dog and some baseball cards!

Gil’s Got Wheels

Our indispensable Gil Ortiz just recently bought a bicycle. Living in upper, upper Manhattan, he doesn’t have a short commute to Breakaway HQ, but we’re confident that he’ll be scorching the bike path in no time.

Whale of a Tale

Brooklyn residents near the Verrazzano Bridge were treated to a rare sight: a humpback whale in New York Harbor. He had called us on his cell-conch three days prior for a lift-gate Rush order of gefilte fish. The order was a little difficult to take, because only one staffer here speaks high-pitch humpback. Our trucker pushed the whole order into the harbor at Old Slip, whereupon the happy cetacean headed home. We’re told the rest of his pod will open an account soon.

A Spacious Trunk

Our new cars? Nope, our cargo bicycles! Our trucks aren’t the only ones able to haul a lot! Give our cargo bikes a try. You’ll be amazed at what a bike can carry.

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day, from Breakaway Courier to all our veterans, who gave their all for our country. Here’s hoping our forces deployed in hot spots around the world get home safe.

Cinco de Mayo

Breakaway wants to wish everyone a safe and happy Cinco de Mayo. Contrary to widespread belief, this is not Mexican Independence Day; that’s in September. Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates the Mexican victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. But hey, it’s still a great excuse to drink beer and eat taquitos!

Stump the Band

Last month we asked when and where the first telephone line was installed. The answer: April 4th, 1877, the first line was installed from the home of Charles C. Williams’ home in Somerville to his office in Boston.

T-Shirt Question

In 1966, two pitchers signed on to star in a police drama movie with David Janssen. Who were the pitchers, and what was the name of the movie? The first person to call Gil Ortiz (646-674-8323) with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway t-shirt.