Breakaway News Volume No. 15 Issue No. 4 April 2010

Ides of April  

It’s April, and we all know that means that the IRS is calling. Of course with all the things that we do in our lives, most of us leave it to the last minute. If you’re one of these people, worry not.  Since most forms are sent electronically these days, we will happily deliver your favorite libations to either celebrate(read: refund) or comiserate(you owe, so off to work you go)

Sumo Basho   

And now for something completely different. The Osaka Spring Grand Sumo competition has ended with  Yokozuna (Grand Champion) Hakuho winning with a clean 15-0 record. He did have some strong competition from Sekiwaki-ranked Baruto, who finished 14-1. Funny thing: Neither of them are Japanese; Hakuho is Mongolian and Baruto is from Estonia, respectively. The basho is tons of fun. Given the wrestlers body-types, we mean that literally!

Earth Day

Where would we be without mother? No, not your mom; Mother Earth! Well, now you can celebrate all that she’s done for you on April 22nd, which is Earth Day. Not just any Earth Day, mind you, but the 40th anniversary of the annual call to conserve. Check out to see how you can help make an ecological difference.


Brooklyn by Bicycle

In honor of Earth Day, it is worth noting that we are the only NYC courier service that has extended its bicycle delivery footprint beyond Manhattan. We now do small package deliveries, to Brooklyn and Queens via bicycle. For details, please visit our web page on this:

Sync This

Hey 8:30 AM callers, we have noted: You  all sound sleepy, groggy, grumpy, and not quite ready for work. But, on the plus side, at least you’re all in sync with each other. Worry not; our ever cheerful messengers are on top of all your stuff, and can even bring you that critical first cup of joe. Now, get with it!

Web Site Updated

Our Web site has been updated. You can now check out our growing video library of the streets of New York. Many people are proud of their workspace, and we’re no different. We wanted to share a day at the office with you guys. You all now have yet another reason to goof off on the web rather than do your jobs. You’re welcome.

Stump the Band

Last month we asked when the first electric cars traversed the streets of New York City. Answer: 1897, when electric taxis were built for the city by the Electric Carriage and Wagon Company of Philly.

T-Shirt Question

In honor of the Osaka Spring sumo tournament, who was the first American born sumo wrestler to break into the top tier makuuchi division of Japanese sumo? The first person to call Gil Ortiz with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway t-shirt.