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RackedWire: Fred Flare's Charity Valentines; Prospect Heights Loses Harriet's Alter Ego

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GREENPOINT—Want to make a Valentine for charity? Wait, let us rephrase: How could you not want to make a homemade Valentine for charity? Heart-happy retailer Fred Flare is holding a Valentines drive. How it works: You create a Valentine and mail it to Fred Flare at 300F Kingsland Av, Brooklyn NY 11222 by January 15. They hang it up in the store and sell it for $4. All benefits go to the Elder Craftsmen program, which gets seniors involved in arts and crafts. [Fred Flare]

PROSPECT HEIGHTS—Flatbush Avenue boutique Harriet's Alter Ego is closing its doors. The owners seem to have a good attitude about the change, though: "In preparation for the New Year and our desire to re-structure and re-vamp, we have decided to close our shop on Flatbush Avenue. Having been a fixture on Flatbush for 6 years, we will truly miss hanging out with folks on the daily and causing a ruckus along the avenue. Our time at 191 Flatbush and now at 293 Flatbush has been nothing short of amazing. You have all touched our lives. We are so grateful for past success and excited about the many moments and memories to come. This is just the beginning….And now...WE PARTY!!!" Aforesaid party will take place this Saturday, January 10 at 10pm. [Racked Inbox]

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