As we first reported here and here, owner Ben "Benny" Dahud has been in a legal tussle with the private equity firm that bought the block-long building last fall for $64 million.
So Benny has decided to step away, noting that his "kids are grown up and have completed their education, and this is the perfect time to retire."
Since Sunday, items have been going for $1-$3. Interesting items for sale include racks of rare postcards, including photos by Genevieve Hafne.
The store hours are usually 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., though we really don't know how late the doors will stay open.
The newsstand dates to 1987, Benny said, though he took it over in the early 1990s. Here's how it looked in 1997 (photo by Dave Buchwald) ...
Based on responses from past and present residents, Ink will be dearly missed ... as well as Benny's everyday presence on the block.
Enjoy the retirement (and day trades!) Benny...