Karaoke Boho is Moving Down the Block Into the Shuttered Tammany Hall Space

Posted on: January 15th, 2015 at 10:33 am by
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Tammany Hall quietly departed 152 Orchard Street in mid-October without warning. It won’t return, but we hear that another operation already snapped at the chance. Ready that singing voice. Again.

Word on the street is that Karaoke Boho – run by Sing Sing – is moving its five-year-old Lower East Side HQ down the block from the current perch at 196 Orchard (remember TUTS?). As previously reported, this lucky address is part of Ben Shaoul’s forthcoming corner-demolishing development, which should begin to rise in the coming months. The ownership transfer from Tammany Hall is apparently a sale of assets.

Gut renovation has already begun, too. The tell-all curbside dumpster was placed outside 152 Orchard this week, and demolition crews are busy at work. Meanwhile, the incomplete SLA notice for the Karaoke Boho liquor license is already taped to the door (under corporate entity 812 Broadway Inc). It’ll appear on the Community Board 3 agenda slated for February 9, seeking full liquor privileges in a saturated area.

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Tammany Hall spent a total of five years at 152 Orchard, and hosted various programming from parties and concerts to burlesque. The bar-venue waded into controversy and netted headlines in June 2011 due to violence on its doorstep following a Smif-n-Wessun release party on premise. Bar-goers clashed with 7th Precenct cops, who freely wielded batons and were later accused of police brutality. Community Board 3 had little love for the establishment, either, listing it as one of the worst noise offenders in the area. Tammany Hall was also denied a license renewal by the advisory body last April.

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