Breakaway News Volume No. 21 Issue No. 9 September 2016

Summer’s End

Shrieks fill the air. There’s a feeling of euphoria coupled with an air of despondency and sadness. We’re talking about the start of another school year, of course! Children will lament the passing of summer while ecstatic parents breathe a sigh of relief as the kids get on the bus and out of their hair. If you need supplies picked up for your little scholar, feel free to call us! Our courier/scholars of the road will get it right to you. Sorry kids.

Boarded Up

One of our customers recently called upon us to help promote an upcoming event at Madison Square Garden. In a novel move, they plan to use our couriers as moving billboards. Keep your eyes peeled for them speeding through the streets carrying their message – unless they’re moving too fast to be seen!

Breakaway Aquatic

Our Boston bureau of the newsletter notes that recently a new creature was spotted off Cape Cod. An 8-foot manatee, swimming along to join the seals, sharks, and holiday makers. Breakaway Boston reports that it swam up for an interview to be our first sea-going courier, but lack of opposable thumbs meant it wouldn’t be able to get accurate signatures. Plus, it kept eating their office plants.

  Elevator Talk

As our messenger was unlocking his bike near Tompkins Square Park, three young women approached to use the CitiBikes.

One of them remarked to her friends as she picked a bicycle, “I love not walking!”

Just another scintillating conversation heard by our messengers every day.

Breakaway Theater

 Our top secret entertainment venture is coming soon! We can’t tell you what it is, but we promise it’ll be better than sliced bread! It’s a Silicon Alley Valley Nuclear Production Startup! The friend and family round has been completed and next stop is series A. Kiwi.

 Spanish Salsa

 The Giro d’Italia begins and ends in May. The Tour de France is synonymous with July. But the Spanish just have to be different. This year, the Vuelta a España started on August 20th and will end on September 11th. What’s up with that!? Current leader Nairo Quintana may well pull off the victory, now that Froome isn’t anywhere to be seen. Stay tuned.

Stump the Band

 Last month we asked where Gasoline Alley, the home to a veritable forest of gas stations, in Manhattan used to be. Answer: Gasoline Alley used to be located in Noho, the little triangular area just above Houston off of Lafayette Street. A coffee shop called Gasoline Alley is now all that remains of this once bustling area.

T-Shirt Question

 Breakaway letter writer and editor RM just recently went to the Adirondacks. Who was the, “mayor of Cold River City (population 1)?” The first one to call Gil Ortiz with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway T-shirt.