Global Ink

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Global Ink as it once was

Global Ink was a truly wonderful newsagent that sold papers and magazines from around the world[1][2], and offered treats like free coffee to sweeten the deal.

One of New York's last independent storefront newsstands, it was defended by loyal Morningside Heights residents when a Universal News briefly alighted on Broadway in the early 2000s[3]. The locals simply refused to patronize the chain store altogether.

It received a mention in Cheryl Mendelson's—wife of Edward Mendelson2005 novel, Morningside Heights: A Novel[4].

In 2007, however, Global Ink suddenly closed. The newsstand's owners opened a shoe store, Shoe Tree, in its place[5].

One Bwog commenter bemoaned, "where are the hipsters gonna get their n+1s/believers/other such magazines? global ink definitely had the best selection within a short distance" [6].

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References

  1. "The Chain Gang," The Blue and White, Nov. 2008 http://web.archive.org/web/20120126163810/http://www.theblueandwhite.org/nov08.pdf
  2. http://www.nytimes.com/1999/07/25/nyregion/new-yorkers-co-new-store-offers-the-world-in-print.html
  3. http://www.nytimes.com/2000/01/16/nyregion/neighborhood-report-morningside-heights-and-on-one-block-a-battle-for-readers.html
  4. http://books.google.com/books?id=MaRsDaL8OMkC&pg=PA172&lpg=PA172&dq=global+ink+morningside+heights&source=bl&ots=XGdgH-GMj_&sig=pr-djF89dlUUhnGpyrAm4569j6o&hl=en&sa=X&ei=zQLPUaDXLuXq0gGe0oHACw&ved=0CH0Q6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=global%20ink%20morningside%20heights&f=false
  5. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2007/05/morningside_heights_to_lose_it.html
  6. http://bwog.com/2007/09/15/change-is-hard/#comment-33857
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