In the city, I think the only one that could really even qualify outside of a Sports Authority/other chain stores that wouldn't have what I'm guessing you want is probably Gerry Crosby's just outside of MSG, and even that one is very limited in what they have.
If you travel a bit up in the northern part of NY or out on the island I think you would have better luck, particularly in the North-East area of NY, quite a few of the big online hockey stores have their main shops there.
This is why many pro-shops are closing. If you are somebody who habitually does this then you might be surprised to find pro-shops charging a "fitting fee" to protect business.
In the future, good luck to you when you show up at the rink with one elbow pad, or without your pants and no pro-shop to help you out.
Well, that's the way it is these days. It's no different for electronics, household goods, or airplane tickets. If the pro-shops are going to stay in business they'll have to learn to find ways to compete, just like every other business. Such is life.
Personally I'm willing to pay a few dollars more to support my local vendor...but I'm not paying through the nose. That's just stupid.