The wrecking ball is due Sunday.
Fred Hakim, 69, whose family served its first Times Square hot dog in 1939, knows that his cramped 42nd Street luncheonette -- the last old business on the block -- is history.
But he clings to a dream: that the forces behind the "New 42nd Street" will find a spot where his son, Glenn, 26, can continue the family business. Officials are sympathetic but offer no guarantees.
Hakim's Grand Luncheonette is a six-seat, 1950s-style place where two hot dogs still sell for $1.95.
All the property along the 42nd Street block was condemned to make way for new tenants. The street is dominated by Disney's new store and adjoining theater.