Breakaway News Volume No. 18 Issue No. 4 April 2013

Tax Lax

It’s that time of year again, when we all take a deep breath and plunge into those maddening forms that the government likes to send us. It’s tax time, and the deadline is Monday, April 15th. While we can’t help prepare your documents, we can rush them over to the relevant authorities with speed, aplomb, and all due haste.


With the move to the new office space complete, we realized that we had a lot of space at the old HQ that went underutilized. We have termed this “the office law of inertia.”  The law maintains that “an item plunked down will remain plunked down until acted upon by another.” In this case, we went through the office pointing at objects and saying, “Don’t need this. Ditch that. Dump these.”

Welcome Wagon

Naturally, to dispose of the above-mentioned plunked items, we acquired a large dumpster. That’s when the Hell’s Kitchen welcoming committee swung into action. That is to say, the other businesses and denizens began throwing their stuff into our dumpster! So, if you’re new to Hell’s Kitchen, remember: Rite of Admittance dictates that you provide a dumpster for your new neighbors.

Pretty Dyer

What’s in a name? In the case of a lonely little avenue which we’ve noticed after moving into our new HQ, not much. From what we can tell, Dyer Avenue is nothing more than a conduit connecting 34th street to the loops out of the Lincoln tunnel. Ought not to be confused with Dyre Ave, or Dire Straits.

The Extra Mile 

Last Mile Delivery is more and more a part of the new economy as people and businesses do ever increasing amounts of online commerce. Someone has to get that item from the local warehouse to its final destination. We can zip anything along that final mile, from small electronics to a sofa. Call and ask about our Last Mile service. 

Paperless Trail 

Breakaway is going paperless. Now, that has been said before, and it is true that after it’s said, it seems like there’s more paper than ever. However, we’ve successfully scanned years of administrative documents, with many standard documents digitized. The one thing we haven’t digitized is our staff. They’re still analog and can all move stuff faster than a pipeline full of bits.

Stump the Band 

Last month we asked what the Lincoln Tunnel was demoted from. Answer: The Tunnel was demoted from Interstate Status to a mere State route, although some signs still say I-495.

T-Shirt Question

This month marks the 40th anniversary of one of the hardest rocking bands ever to come out of New York. Which one? The first person to call Gil Ortiz with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway T-shirt.