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Store's Dinnerware Design Not Sitting Well with Port Authority

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A popular Manhattan housewares store reportedly is in hot water with the Port Authority.

The agency sent a letter to Fishs Eddy telling the store to stop selling two of its lines of dinnerware: "212 New York Skyline" and "Bridge and Tunnel."

The "212 New York Skyline" dinnerware depicts cartoon images of the Twin Towers on its plates and bowls.

"Bridge and Tunnel" features drawings of the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels.

Fishs Eddy was told it is "unfairly reaping a benefit from an association with the Port Authority and the attacks" of September 11th.

The store was also told the use of the images "interferes with the Port Authority’s control of its own reputation."

The store tells NY1 the images are part of the original pattern they ran in 1998 and that they don't plan on changing it.

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