"Kids are a lot harder about gender roles than adults," Erin Armstrong tells me as we stand in the vast lower level of Ricky's at 375 Broadway, a few blocks below Canal. Armstrong, who is rail thin and has pink hair, is the manager of Ricky's newest store, the lower level of which is devoted year-round to costumes. "It's easier for girls—it's more acceptable to be a tomboy... More >>>