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By USA Today
Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, 9:54 p.m.
 

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has told a Manhattan retailer to stop selling housewares with the twin tower skyline, yet the same items are sold in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum gift shop.

“It's just really insane,” said Julie Gaines, co-owner of home goods retailer Fishs Eddy, which sells the skyline items to that gift shop wholesale.

On July 24, Fishs Eddy received a cease-and-desist letter from the Port Authority, which owns the property where the memorial and museum sit.

Gaines said she has sold the skyline designs since before Sept. 11, 2001, and is in no way trying to capitalize on the terrorist attacks.

The cease-and-desist letter charges Fishs Eddy with “unfairly reaping a benefit from an association with the Port Authority and the (9/11) attacks,” by selling items with references to the twin towers. That letter also says that Fishs Eddy is using “unauthorized reproductions and names” of other Port Authority “assets” such as One World Trade Center, the Lincoln Tunnel and the Holland Tunnel.

The agency asks the retailer to discontinue sales of those items — which include cups, plates, bowls and placemats — and destroy any material with those images.

Fishs Eddy plans to continue selling the products, Gaines said.

“We have no intention of changing the pattern at all,” Gaines said.

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