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Caricatures won't be making the trip when Palm restaurant relocates
Caricatures won't be making the trip when Palm restaurant relocates

Bruce Bozzi Jr.'s great-grandfather knew how to draw attention after he opened a restaurant in an Italian section of New York City in 1926. Pio Bozzi and his friend John Ganzi had arrived from Parma, Italy, and intended to name their restaurant after their hometown, but their thick accents made it sound more like "Palm." So they shrugged and named it that. During the Depression, the Second Avenue steakhouse in Manhattan was popular with artists who worked nearby at King Features syndicate and cartoonists from the Hearst Corp. Because of the bleak economy, some came in without enough cash for lunch or dinner. So Bozzi and Ganzi let the starving artists swap hand-drawn...

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