Breakaway News Volume No. 24 Issue No. 4 April 2019

April Fools’!

Happy April! The year is really flying by, and here we are again, with another newsletter – and it may be the last. The Newsletter is being bought by a news conglomerate, and will be brought under an umbrella publisher that will do house decorating stories and recipes, because that’s what a poll shows our customers want. The Newsletter will hence forth be called “Break a Leg Decorating.”

 Observance Month

 Aside from April Fools’ Day, April is also a month chock full of religious observances. Breakaway wants to wish our customers a Joyous Easter, a Happy Passover, and a Blessed Ram Navani. We’re all meeting at the Buddha Bodhi kosher vegetarian restaurant later for eats.

 Congestion Pricing

 It may sound like an April Fools’ Day joke, but it’s a done deal. New York will be the first city in the United States to implement congestion pricing. Expected to launch in 2021, the scheme will affect vehicles entering Manhattan below 60th street, although the FDR and West Side Highway will be unaffected. We don’t know all the ins-and-outs of the pricing plan regarding cargo yet, but we’ll be keeping all of you posted as we learn more.

Taxing Times

 As always in April, the tax deadline looms. Even in this day of electronic filing, there is still a need for good old fashioned paper deliveries of records and returns, so we want to remind all of our customers that we have you covered this tax season. Call us for delivering to the tax man and have some peace of mind.

 E-Bill and Pay

 When Breakaway started more than 30 years ago, naturally we billed all of our clients by mail. As we grew, we developed a whole department for creating invoices and putting them in envelopes and mailing them. Times have changed, and we have with them. Now, the vast majority of our clients get electronic invoices and pay electronically via credit card. You can too. Don’t be that last guy who’s still using the rotary phone. Call us to learn more about electronic invoicing today.

 Stump the Band

 Last month we asked what popular coffee brand was founded in the Bronx. Answer: Café Bustelo, which was founded in 1928 by Gregorio Menendez Bustelo. A New York original.

 T-Shirt Question

 It’s used in London and it’s coming to New York City, but who is considered the father of modern congestion pricing? The first person to call Gil Ortiz with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway T-shirt.