best place to appreciate plastic doll parts (2008)


Gazing at bins packed high with disembodied doll bits—plastic arms, legs, torsos, and heads, in a variety of fleshy pinks—might spur queasy recollections of your granny or of Courtney Love, but the NEW YORK DOLL HOSPITAL is far more punk rock than all that. The New York Dolls' bassist, Arthur "Killer" Kane, supposedly nicked his band's name from this century-old joint, where you can bring your broken-down, busted-up dolls for expert repair.


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