Best Place for an Identity Change Without Having an Operation (2008)

Ricky's

No need for a sex change in this era of convenience. At Ricky's, there are wigs, head pieces, hair dyes, and a plethora of hair-styling products stacked up along one mighty wall, plus fake eyelashes in every color and length, and face masks and eye pieces and plastic noses that offer a no-swell face lift. Long, sharp hand-painted nails hang in rows next to plastic skin-colored hands and mustaches of varying degrees of sleaziness. The land of erotica through the red curtain in back features bondage gear and marriage-enhancing devices, along with sheer and fishnet bodysuits and disguises. 590 Broadway, 226-5552; 718 Broadway, 212-979-5232.

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