August 14th Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Proclamation for Launch of Carpingo,(TM) the New York City-based Alternative to ZipCar
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will preside at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Borough Hall plaza to officially launch Brooklyn-based hourly car share company Carpingo.(TM) The new transportation brand is the latest example of New York City entrepreneurship and economic development centered in the borough of Brooklyn. See http://www.carpingo.com for information and reservations.
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Place: Just east of the entrance to Brooklyn Borough Hall at 209 Joralemon Street, between Court and Adams streets, in Brooklyn Heights.
Directions: Brooklyn Borough Hall: http://budurl.com/borohall
12:00 – 12:15 PM: Borough President Marty Markowitz cuts the ribbon on two vehicles from the Carpingo fleet; presents proclamation and gives opening remarks
12:15 – 12:25 PM: Carlo Scissura, newly-appointed president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce gives congratulatory remarks.
Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, Carpingo(TM)( )is a member-based hourly car rental business, (aka “car share”) with compact, midsize, SUVs, sedans, passenger and cargo vans carveniently(TM) parked at a garage or lot near where New Yorkers work, play and sleep. The vehicles are available on an hourly or daily rate, with pricing as low as $4 hour, depending on subscription plan. Reservations are made online at http://www.carpingo.com, with no advance booking necessary. Most Carpingo locations are accessible 24/7. Gas, basic insurance and 180 miles are included with each rental.
Carpingo is launching in New York City with 12 locations in Brooklyn and Queens. More locations In Brooklyn and Queens, along with locations in additional boroughs, are slated for Q4 2012.
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