STORK’S NEST, St. George

I was perusing my collection of Staten Island postcards (yes, I have one, and yes, I do that when researching FNY) when I noticed this one, depicting the Stork’s Nest, situated in a row of Tudor-style storefronts with timbered pediments and shuttered windows, complete with an ornamental stork at the roofline.


Now, while I can’t remember what I had for lunch yesterday, that Stork’s Nest postcard stirred up a latent memory. Didn’t I see a “Stork’s Nest” in St. George in Staten Island? I had indeed on Bay Street west of Victory Boulevard, and while I didn’t have a photo handy, there’s always Google Street View.

You can see that the pediment, shutters and fake stork are all missing, a battered “Stork’s Nest II” sign still hangs on the exterior of the brick building. I see that the venue has been closed for awhile. The adjoining building still has its pediment and lingering Tudor touches.


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2 Responses to STORK’S NEST, St. George

  1. Jill-O says:

    Oy…that’s a painful one.

  2. Edward says:

    Stork’s Nest II closed only a few years ago, if that’s any consolation. BTW, this part of Staten Island is called Tompkinsville, not St. George, and is just a few doors down from where the NYPD/Eric Garner incident occurred last July.

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