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Title [Stork's Nest Restaurant]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date January 16, 1956
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W film negative. Front view of several adjoining three-story buildings; the building at left has Tudor architectural elements. Sign on the center building: "STORK'S NEST". Sign in the window of the building at far left: "LADIES & GENTS / TAILOR". Sign on the building at far right: "TOMMY'S TAVERN". Cars are parked on the street in front of the buildings.
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)

Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Gift of Herbert A. Flamm
Ownership and History The Stork's Nest restaurant, at 192 Bay Street in Tompkinsville, Staten Island, was first listed under that name in the 1933 telephone directory; it had previously been listed as Storck Bros. at the same address. The restaurant's name changed to The Nest in 1949, and later that same year became Volpe's Nest. In 1955 it was once again advertised as Stork's Nest, under new management.

The restaurant was mentioned in a 1933 newspaper article that identified it as one of three "alleged speakeasies" on Staten Island that had filed a complaint against two Prohibition Agents accused of extortion.
Earliest Date 1956
Latest Date 1956
Subjects Restaurants
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 79.022.2596
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, November 2015.
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