Car card (advertising medium for display in a subway car, bus, etc.); silkscreen on cardboard; black background with white and red print; illustration of a red lobster at left. Inscription: "Direct Receivers of / OCEAN CLEAR / MAINE LOBSTERS / COMPLETE SEA FOOD DINNER / SUNDAY & WEEK DAYS 85c / STORK'S NEST Serves the Best / TOMPKINSVILLE SQUARE".
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|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.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Advertising Medium|
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