NYPD Storms Tammany Hall on Orchard Street

The scene at Tammany Hall last night, before the police arrived. Photo by Vulkan the Krusader (www.vulkanthekrusader.com)

Fans of hip hop acts Smif N Wessun and Pete Rock are reporting this morning that dozens of NYPD officers stormed the Tammany Hall bar at 152 Orchard St. late last night, breaking up the crowd with pepper spray.

One concertgoer described the scene in a YouTube video posted online early this morning.

The concert was a release party for the two acts’ joint CD, Monumental. The free concert began at 7 p.m. and also featured Da Beatminerz  and DJ Bazarro.

A police spokesman said this morning that he could not provide details on the incident until later today; we’ll follow up as we learn more.