A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 25, 2006
“Looking Good, Feeling Good” (Ricky’s)
Ricky's sells cosmetics and a little bit of everything that a student would want to spend a night on the town. It's slogan is "Looking Good, Feeling Good."

The store was founded by Ricky Kenig and now has several locations.

http://www.villagevoice.com/specials/bestof/2004/detail.php?id=4204
Best fake scabs and gashes - RICKY'S

You never know when some spare scabs and gashes are going to come in handy. Don't be caught unprepared. Stock up at RICKY'S, where you'll find temporary tattoos in an assortment of wounds and cuts. The next time you're sponging a gash onto your forehead, be sure to remember the store's motto: "Looking Good is Feeling Good." -Abigail Aguirre

Ricky's flagship store: 509 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan 212-949-7230

http://nymag.com/listings/beauty/rickys01/
Ricky's
466 Sixth Ave., New York, NY 10011
near 11th St.
212-924-3401

Remember what it felt like the first time Mom let you play with her makeup, when you wanted to wear all the lipstick, paint your nails ten different colors, and simultaneously use both the eyelash curler and hair-straightening iron? Such is the rush of any one of Ricky's seventeen Manhattan locations. Despite its glittering walls and selection of fabulously fake wigs, Ricky's is far more than a paramount venue to discover your inner drag queen. The store takes the best (and, let's face it, most important) parts of your local drugstore -- the cosmetics, hair, and bath products -- and expands them exponentially, to staggering proportions. In some cases, it even explodes them: the Fifth Avenue flagship boasts a neon pink bathtub brimming with sponges and loofas in every color imaginable. Hair-product brands generally found only in salons or higher-end stores -- names like Nexxus, KMS, Kerastase, and Lanza -- abound, while Burt's Bees and Tom's of Maine merchandise ensures that the greenest will be satisfied. Upstairs, check out the fun clothing and accessories, including body glitter, temporary and henna tattoos, and multiple varieties of double-stick tape, most embracing a teen-queen aesthetic. — Andrew Sessa

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3374/is_8_26/ai_n6082255/pg_4
Young, hip singles seek brands at cheap prices
Drug Store News, June 21, 2004 by Molly Prior
(...)
Ricky's: where hipsters and drama queens find the latest lipstick.

Ricky's Urban Groove has built its business delighting Fun/Atics. The Manhattan-based specialty chain -- some 13 stores strong with a newly opened store in Miami Beach -- has created a retail haven for thrill-seekers, drama queens, drag queens and high-maintenance 20-somethings.

After all, upon entering a Ricky's store -- chock full of colorful wigs, fishnet stockings, false eyelashes and a smattering of personal care brands -- the urge to impulse shop strikes even the most frugal consumers. Ricky's merchandising prowess, especially when coupled with a consumer group, such as Fun/Atics, that loves to shop, translates into big sales.

Ricky's is the brainchild of Ricky Kenig and his brother Todd. Together, the two have created compelling retail-tainment for their customers.

In-store ambiance, comprised of disco balls, mirrored walls, over-the-top merchandise and boutique-style departments, is backed with show-stopping merchandising. While the store's consumer base tends to skew younger, shoppers of all ages head to Ricky's in search of hard-to-find salon brands, such as Kerastase by L'Oreal.

Ricky's in-your-face approach to merchandising has been known to raise a few eyebrows among its more conservative clientele, but Fun/Atics, who are always in search of the next party, eat it up. Ricky Kenig understands that his hip, young shoppers look to trendsetting fashion designers, such as Marc Jacobs, for inspiration on how to wear their makeup and hair.

(Google Groups)
What are you wearing on your HEAD today?
... naked! looking good, feeling good! (ricky's motto) your heart hides a secret a promise of what is something more than this...
alt.gothic.fashion - Feb 17 1999, 2:30 am by ***just like heaven*** - 13 messages - 13 authors

(Google Groups)
A naked shopping adventure (LONG, but worth it smile
... We walked up a block or so and hit Ricky's (looking good, feeling good). I *love* this store. I bought glittery chopsticks for my hair, which look faboo. ...
alt.gothic.fashion - Feb 28 1999, 12:17 am by ***just like heaven*** - 2 messages - 2 authors

(Trademark)
Word Mark RICKY'S LOOKING GOOD FEELING GOOD
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 042. US 100. G & S: retail drug store services. FIRST USE: 19890524. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19890524
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 19.07.18 - Tooth paste tubes; Tubes, containers (including toothpaste)
Serial Number 74178301
Filing Date June 19, 1991
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition March 17, 1992
Registration Number 1692141
Registration Date June 9, 1992
Owner (REGISTRANT) KENIG, AL INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 224 Fifth Avenue New York NEW YORK 10001
Attorney of Record Stephen A. Goldsmith
Description of Mark The stippling in the drawing is for shading purposes and is not intended to indicate color.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date December 14, 1998

(Trademark)
Word Mark RICKY'S URBAN GROOVE
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 003. US 001 004 006 050 051 052. G & S: Hair care products, namely, shampoo, conditioner, hair colorings and hair gel.
(ABANDONED) IC 021. US 002 013 023 029 030 033 040 050. G & S: Hair care products, namely, combs, brushes and hair ornaments.
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 78127620
Filing Date May 9, 2002
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Ricky's Urban Groove Inc. CORPORATION NEW YORK 515 West 20th Street Suite 6W New York NEW YORK 10022
Attorney of Record L. Donald Prutzman
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date March 25, 2003

(Trademark)
Word Mark RICKY'S NYC
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 003. US 001 004 006 050 051 052. G & S: Hair care products, namely, shampoo, conditioner, hair colorings, hair gel, brushes and hair ornaments
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 78310424
Filing Date October 7, 2003
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Ricky's Urban Groove, Inc. CORPORATION NEW YORK Suite 21E 61 West 62nd Street New York NEW YORK 10023
Attorney of Record Steven Hahn
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Other Data The name(s), portrait(s), and/or signature(s) shown in the mark identifies Ricky Kenig , whose consent(s) to register is submitted.
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date October 29, 2004

(Trademark)
Word Mark RICKY'S NEW YORK
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Retail store services featuring cosmetics, skin and hair care products and cosmetics containers
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 25.03.05 - Backgrounds covered with dots; Dotted backgrounds
26.03.21 - Ovals that are completely or partially shaded
Serial Number 78061088
Filing Date April 30, 2001
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition August 13, 2002
Owner (APPLICANT) Kenig, Al INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 515 West 20th Street Suite 6 West New York NEW YORK 10011
Attorney of Record L. Donald Prutzman
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE "NEW YORK" APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Description of Mark The area inside the outer rectangle and outside the ellipse is orange. The area inside the ellipse is red. The words "New York" are white.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date November 6, 2003

(Trademark)
Word Mark RICKY'S
Goods and Services IC 003. US 001 004 006 050 051 052. G & S: Make-up and hair care products, namely shampoo, conditioner and hair gel. FIRST USE: 19900529. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19900529
IC 020. US 002 013 022 025 032 050. G & S: plastic cosmetic containers. FIRST USE: 19890527. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19890527

IC 026. US 037 039 040 042 050. G & S: non-electric hair curlers and wigs. FIRST USE: 19900529. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19900529

IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: retail store services featuring cosmetics, skin and hair care products and cosmetic containers. FIRST USE: 19890529. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19890529

Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 75903434
Filing Date January 25, 2000
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition July 3, 2001
Registration Number 2492099
Registration Date September 25, 2001
Owner (REGISTRANT) Kenig, Al INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 718 Broadway New York NEW YORK 10003
(LAST LISTED OWNER) RICKY KENIG INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 450 NORTH END AVE., #18A NEW YORK NEW YORK 10282
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record TERESA L. SEGALMAN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Other Data I, Ricky Kenig, hereby give my consent to the use of my name in the trademark "RICKY'S" for which Al Kenig has applied for registration.
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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Work/Businesses • (0) Comments • Tuesday, April 25, 2006 • Permalink