Office Closed for Labor Day

Labor Day 1909 Broadway and 24th Street

Photo: The float of the “Women’s Auxiliary Typographical Union” in the Labor Day Parade, New York City, September 6, 1909. Broadway and 24th Street, Flatiron District.

Happy Labor Day!!

Our offices will be closing early on Friday, September 3th and will be closed all day Monday, September 7 in observance of the Federal Holiday of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 7.

Labor Day is a Federal holiday, recognized throughout the United States, but its origin is right here in NYC – dating back to 1882. There will not be a Labor Day parade in NYC this year, as it is usually held on the second Saturday or September. This year, the second Saturday of September falls on the 11th.

First Labor Day Parade - Union Square NYC 1882Photo: First Labor Day Parade – Union Square NYC 1882

If you’ve come across this posting and you are searching for virtual office services while the office is closed, we’ve listed of some our most popular and informative postings about virtual office, what to consider when setting up your virtual office, where your NYC virtual office will be located, information about our company, and a few client case studies.

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Make sure to check out our specials page for September’s New York virtual office promotion.

If you are in town for the weekend, NYC has a plethora of events to celebrate the Holiday weekend, otherwise know as the “Unofficial End of Summer”.   Here are a few favorites:

West Indian–American Day Carnival:
A multi-day event starting on Thursday, September 2, 2009 ending with the Parade on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn on Monday, September 6.

US Open:
Head on over to the Tennis Center in Queens, via public transportation, to walk the grounds or to catch a match. August 30 – September 12.

Catch a match right here in Madison Square Park. ZYNC from American Express(SM) is bringing back a favorite from years past, and has transformed Madison Square Park into its largest ZYNC Zone yet, providing attendees the ultimate tennis experience with giant viewing screens, seating on bleachers or astro-turf, local NYC-area concessions, an interactive photo booth and ping pong tournaments sponsored by SPiN New York, the table-tennis social club.

From September 3rd through the US Open, there will be a new food court in Madison Square Park, featuring dishes from Resto, SD26, and Pranna. It runs from noon to 10 PM every day.

New York International Salsa Congress: The 10th annual dance and music festival is being held at the Hilton on 6th Avenue at 53rd Street and features four action packed days and evenings of Latin Dance workshops, youth and adult professional performance showcases, concert series, a professional championship, etc. Tickets available for purchase in advance online. September 1-6.

Bad weather? Here’s an indoor and air-conditioned, option:

Metropolitan Museum of Art:
The Met’s Holiday Monday Family Program. Families (youngsters ages five through twelve and accompanying adults) explore the Museum through an hour of fun discussion and sketching of its masterpieces. The program is free with museum admission. Program times on Monday, September 6: 11am–12pm, 12pm–1pm, 1:15pm–2:15pm and 2:30pm–3:30pm in the Carson Family Hall in the Uris Center for Education (ground floor).

Enjoy!

If you place an order for virtual office service online via our secure order form, please note that orders completed on a Holiday will be reviewed the following business day.

Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day!

New York Virtual Office

With regards,
The Team at VH International Business Solutions, Inc.
Please contact us with any questions:
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610
Manhattan Virtual Office

Since 1990.

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Office Closed for Labor Day

Labor Day 1909 Broadway and 24th Street

Photo: The float of the “Women’s Auxiliary Typographical Union” in the Labor Day Parade, New York City, September 6, 1909. Broadway and 24th Street, Flatiron District.

Happy Labor Day!!

Our offices will be closing early on Friday, September 4th and will be closed all day Monday, September 7 in observance of the Federal Holiday of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8 at 9am.

Labor Day is a Federal holiday, recognized throughout the United States, but its origin is right here in NYC – dating back to 1882.

First Labor Day Parade - Union Square NYC 1882
Photo: First Labor Day Parade – Union Square NYC 1882

If you are in town for the weekend, NYC has a plethora of events to celebrate the Holiday weekend, otherwise know as the “Unofficial End of Summer”. Here are a few favorites:

NYC Labor Day Parade:
Originally held at Union Square at 14th Street in 1882, the parade’s current route is up Fifth Avenue from 44th through 86th Street on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 10am. The parade, sponsored by the New York City Central Labor Council , has it’s grandstand on 69th Street and 5th Avenue.

West Indian–American Day Carnival:
A multi-day event starting on Thursday, September 3, 2009 ending with the Parade on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn on Monday, September 7.

US Open:
Head on over to the Tennis Center in Queens, via public transportation, to walk the grounds or to catch a match. August 31 – September 13.

Want to catch a free ferry ride to the tennis matches? The ferry leaves from and returns to the E. 35th St. Marina, and drops off at the World’s Fair Marina (Reservations Required). Details.

New York International Salsa Congress: The 9th annual dance and music festival is being held at the Hilton on 6th Avenue at 53rd Street and features four action packed days and evenings of Latin Dance workshops, youth and adult professional performance showcases, concert series, a professional championship, etc. Tickets available for purchase in advance online. September 2-6.

Coney Island Sideshow:
Ever wonder where you can see Donny Vomit, Serpentina, and Black Scorpion all in one place? Head over to the Coney Island Circus Sideshows by the Seashore on Surf Avenue & West 12th Street. Shows are Wednesday through Sunday until Labor Day. After Labor Day, the Sideshow returns to weekend-only operations.

Although we do not wish for rain or excessive heat, here’s an indoor, and well air-conditioned, option:

Metropolitan Museum of Art:
The Met’s Holiday Monday Family Program. Families (youngsters ages five through twelve and accompanying adults) explore the Museum through an hour of fun discussion and sketching of its masterpieces. The program is free with museum admission. Program times on Monday, September 7: 11am–12pm, 12pm–1pm, 1:15pm–2:15pm and 2:30pm–3:30pm in the Carson Family Hall in the Uris Center for Education (ground floor).

Enjoy!

If you place an order for virtual office service online via our secure order form, please note that orders completed on a Holiday will be reviewed the following business day.

Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day!

New York Virtual Office

With regards,
The Team at VH International Business Solutions, Inc.
Please contact us with any questions:
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610
Manhattan Virtual Office

Since 1990.

VH International Business Solutions, Inc.
Follow us on Twitter: @ManhattanOffice

Neighborhood History: General Worth Monument and Worth Square

Worth Square
Photo 2009: Worth Monument and Worth Square

Our neighborhood is chock full of history. As you walk through the area, there are historical buildings, monuments, and lots of new history in the making!

Ever wonder what the obelisk by the office is on the island between 24 and 25th street, at the cross section of Broadway and Fifth Avenue? (Picture above with 2-lovely tourists).

It’s part of the General William Jenkins Worth monument, erected in 1857.

General Worth - Manhattan Virtual Office
General William Jenkins Worth

General Worth is the reason for his namesake cities of Fort Worth, Texas, Lake Worth, Texas, Worth, Illinois, Worth County, Georgia, the Lake Worth Lagoon in Florida, the city of Lake Worth, Florida and our very own Worth Street in Manhattan.

Flatiron and Worth Monument Manhattan Virtual Office 1918
Photo 1918:   General Worth Monument and Flatiron Building  on Armistice Day

The native New Yorker passed on May 17, 1849 in Texas and was taken to the little island, named Worth Square for burial in 1857.

Worth Monument Manhattan Virtual Office

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Worth Monument Rear VH International Business Solutions

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Worth Monument  Side Manhattan Virtual Office

Worth Monument Detail VH International Business Solutions

NPR did a story on General Worth’s monument a few months ago and used some of our (VH International Business Solutions, Inc.) information, photos and videos as part of their story. Click here for details.

For more info:
Read the New York Times article on the internment of General Worth in Worth Square. Published November 26, 1857.
NYC Parks: General Worth Monument (And yes – you can see us in their website photo)
NYC Parks: Worth Square

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Open your office in this historic and trendy neighborhood today!

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Neighborhood Landmark: Fifth Avenue Building Clock

Fifth Avenue Building clock and Flatiron Building Manhattan Virtual Office

Have you noticed the beautiful street clock on Fifth Avenue at 23rd Street?

The clock, installed in 1909 was made by Brooklyn’s Helca Iron Works.

These types of cast-iron street clocks, introduced in the 1860’s, were popular for their advertising purposes – as well as convenience. Store owners would put them in front of their business to attract attention and would normally paint them to match the store. If they moved, their clocks went with them.

There are only a few left in NYC. We are lucky to have such a rare and well maintained example right here in the Flatiron District. The Fifth Avenue Building Clock was designated a New York City Landmark in 1981. (Report). The Helca Iron Work’s factory, the manufacturers of the Fifth Avenue Building Clock, was also given Landmark status. (Report)

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Open your office in this historic and trendy neighborhood today:
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610
Website: Manhattan Virtual Office

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Celebrating 19 years of excellence!

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