A startup is offering a free IV hookup to cure your New Year's hangover


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A new company is hoping you'll ditch your favorite greasy spoon and Gatorade combo in favor of hooking up to an IV on New Year's Day after a big night out.

Flashgap — a photo-sharing app that saves group photos from a night out and keeps them locked until the next day around noon — said it's hosting a "Hangover Helper Pop-Up" featuring free IVs that deliver a cocktail of nutrients, including vitamins B and C, electrolytes, antioxidants and anti-nausea medication.

Hangover sufferers will be hooked up to an IV by a nurse and can then relax for about 20 minutes while the nutrients flow, a Flashgap spokesman said. There will also be a doctor on site.

The free event is happening on a first-come, first-serve basis at the southeast corner of Seventh Avenue and West 15th Street on New Year's Day from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., according to the company.

Participants should bring their IDs and health insurance information, if they have it, and will have to fill out medical forms before the IV is administered, the company said. However, health insurance is not mandatory to recieve the IV drip.

Sunglasses, water and and bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches will also be given out at the pop-up, the company said.

“Partying and nights out with friends is a huge part of the spirit of Flashgap and the inspiration behind creating the app,” said company CEO Julian Kabab in a statement.

“We know our users are young and energetic, with active social lives on and offline. This pop-up will hopefully allow people to extend that good time on one of the biggest party nights of the year without any regrets the next day.”

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