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The Nest - A Jazz Speakeasy - Was Here

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The Nest - A Jazz Speakeasy - Was Here

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.

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Location: The Nest (in the 1920s) , 169 West 133rd St., New York, New York, 10030, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Bars and Taverns, Night Clubs, Jazz, Nostalgia, Speakeasies
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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