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RackedWire: Ikea in the Trash, Helianthus News

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RED HOOK—A Red Hook resident sends word that not only are neighborhood locals pissed about the new Ikea, some are going as far as throwing their old Ikea purchases out in...protest? The report: "On the eve of the Ikea store opening we found it ironic that someone in our building was throwing out their Ikea furniture in Red Hook." Will community furniture burnings be far off? [RackedWire Inbox]

GREENWICH VILLAGE—A random note from a reader: "I just found this really nice boutique called Helianthus on La Guardia Place near the NYU campus. They have dresses, tops and jewelry by up and coming NY designers. Sweet!" Interesting PR tactic here. [RackedWire Inbox]