Armed with camera and a friend, Bwog visited Ricky’s NYC this week to explore all they have to offer this Halloween — costumes, wigs, false eyelashes, masks, fishnets, suspenders. Merely a salon and beauty supply store eleven months of the year, October brings out the best (and/or worst, most disturbing, most sexual) in Ricky’s.
Bwog stopped by a ransacked Ricky’s to chat with the assistant manager, Jorge Artiva, about naked pirates and other things that made us slightly uncomfortable. In case you’re curious, the zombie costume was the most popular (but was it as good as this one?!) and the Lone Ranger was left, well, alone. Bwog: So what’s […]
Night number two of this year’s Halloweekend—that’s a thing, we swear… use it—brings with it the longest line Morningside Heights has seen since Campo Mike first introduced “Cloud Nine Saturdays” (may they rest in peace). And fear not, freshpeople, you don’t even need a fake ID once you reach the front! A tipster reports a […]
Halloween approacheth. Start brainstorming now because we will be holding our annual Halloween costume contest. Also, you don’t want descend into the sweaty bowels of Ricky’s two days before Hallow’s eve when the only costumes left are these cringe-inducing gems:
You better get out of the library and down to Ricky’s if you’re supposed to be getting a costume for tonight. The store has reached capacity, and there’s a long line out the door. If you’re desperate, you might have more luck at the temporary Halloween location on 96th. The long lines all have made […]
Bwog sent Lookin’ and Feelin’ Good Specialist Sarah Camiscoli to Ricky’s to get the ultimate opinion on Columbian fashion and some advice on how to look and feel, well, good. Now that anxiety of midterms has transformed into dread over future GPAs, the Halloween hangover has subsided, and fall break has brought salvation, students are […]
Know what you’re going to be for Halloween? Neither do we. With three days to go, it’s time to give in and get serious—you’re not going to buck gender normativity this year, pal. But all is not lost, with this list of easy-to-find, last minute costumes. Hustle over to Ricky’s (you know you’ve always wanted […]
After a semester on hiatus, the campus overheards have returned! Send anything silly, stupid, or downright strange (whether text or photos) to firstname.lastname@example.org. A father and his two young sons are walking along Broadway past Ricky’s. Father: Do you remember when that used to be a costume shop? Boy 1 and 2: Yes! Father: And […]
It’s been a couple of months since Ricky’s shuttered its doors for remodeling, but the store-formerly-known-as-Kim’s appears to have completed its metamorphosis into fabulousness. Signs posted on the shop’s door this morning inform passers-by that the new (and questionably improved) incarnation of Ricky’s opens today at 2:30 p.m. Workers were laying the finishing touches on […]
From the November issue of The Blue and White, we bring you a piece about the growth of chain stores in Morningside Heights written by Lydia DePillis, James Downie, and Eliza Shapiro. Hard copies will be on the (nonexistent) racks on Monday! “How many banks do you need on one block?” asked Morningside Heights Assemblyman […]
At Ricky’s, people are literally lining up down the block for the chance to dress up like a Sexy Pole Dancing Race Car Driver or whatever. But hey, at least everything in the store is 50% off. (Inevitable November 1st sinking feeling of regret is still the full price.) — Photos by Anish Bramhandkar […]
Bwog kicks off Halloween early this year with a special guide to two of the neighborhood’s best costume purveyors, Ricky’s and Possibilities @ Columbia. You can divide the world in two camps: Those who love Halloween and those who hate it. Bwog falls into the former camp and we hope you do too. But we […]
Oh what do you know, this Saturday regrettable-costume emporium Ricky’s opened. And just in time for you to buy something special for Halloween. This afternoon, Bwog wandered inside the rabbit hole. Join us, as we try to make sense of this thing.
Hillary Clinton at Barnard, Spars for pay raises. In debut, Sparing nothing for Clinton’s Barnard speech. The Mothers of Harlem trusted Mr. Rangel. That girl’s shoes are totally hideous. Halloween, Ricky’s (neé Kim’s) are a girl’s new best friend.