Breakaway News Volume No. 15 Issue No. 6 June 2010

Father’s Day

For all those times Dad helped you with your homework, threw a football (or baseball, or basketball) with you, or came to see your school play or ballet recital, we remind you that Father’s Day is June 20th this year. Breakaway stands ready to rush that gift to him, whether it’s a tie (bike courier) or new couch (lift-gate truck).

Green, Not Mean

Something extraordinary has happened to the sidewalks outside the Breakaway compound: the city has planted trees! Rather than shades of grey, we now have some lovely, green oxygenators to look at out there. Finally, something other than people, rodents, and roaches living on this block!

Getting Bigger

No, not the national deficit; our warehouse! We’ve expanded our warehousing capabilities, so now we have even more space with which to store your stuff. Big or small, flat or polygonal, we’ve got a shelf space that has your name on it.


Summer Season

Summer is almost here, and that means trips out to the Hamptons, or the beach, or to somewhere. For those times when you’ve got summer equipment that needs moving somewhere, we have the lift-gate trucks that can get them there. So, if your grill needs to get there, or your kayak needs a lift to the water’s edge, don’t forget to give us a call.

Elevator Talk

First Gentleman: “It’s still being evaluated.”

Second Gentleman: “I gave them everything they needed! What more can I do?!”

Yet another titillating conversation heard everyday by our messengers.


Hole in One

Is this lucky or unlucky? Our courier, MG, was on a date Friday night. As they cycle along 6th street, he swerves to avoid a car door. Unfortunately, there’s oil on the road. His bike slides out. He does an urban version of slip-n-slide along the street, straight into a open manhole, where he is greeted by scalding steam. Miraculously MG survived to tell the story. Lucky to be alive, MG is currently in hospital. Get well soon, MG!

Summer Stock

Congratulations to Breakaway's VP of Sales and resident thespian Terrance McCrossan. M583 is co-starring in the new production of Equus by Peter Shaffer starring Alec Baldwin. The run is from June 8th through July 3rd at Guild Hall, East Hampton. Tickets are available at Breakaway a leg Terrance!

Stump the Band

Last month we asked you in what hospital was JFK born. Answer, he was born at home:  83 Beals St, Brookline, Massachusetts.

T-Shirt Question

What is a Hero engine, and who invented it? The first person to call Gil Ortiz with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway t-shirt.