The New York Times' F.Y.I. column on 3/17/13, at Metro. p.2., discussed jazz speakeasies, based on a book, David Freeland's Automats, Taxi Dances and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan's Lost Places of Leisure (2009). Of this place, it said: The first speakeasy on the stretch [133rd St.] was the Nest, which was opened by Malvile Frazier and John Carey in October 1923 in the basement of 169 West 133rd, with a floor show staged by Leonard Harper; five slim chorus dancers chanted: 'Where do the birds go every night? To the Nest! To the Nest!' Mae West, rumored to be dating Mr. Carey, was an early guest, Mr. Freeland wrote.
The Nest (in the 1920s) , 169 West 133rd St., New York, New York, 10030, United States
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