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Recently immortalized in veteran Rolling Stone pop-culture critic Rob Sheffield’s latest book, Turn Around Bright Eyes, Alphabet City spot Sing Sing Karaoke is well on its way to becoming a legendary place to practice the art of late-night drunk-singing. Between the open karaoke bar at the front, where shining in front of strangers costs only $2 a song, and the dimly lit private rooms in the back, Sing Sing’s hefty and up-to-date catalog allows you to practice your Axl Rose snake-dance or Mariah Carey whistle register any way you’d like, and for a reasonable price (private rooms cost $8 per person per hour after 9 p.m., and $4 before then). Whether you’re with a large or small group, Sing Sing will somehow suck you in for hours, and before you know it, it’s last call — a perfect excuse to cap off with a group sing-along of Semisonic’s “Closing Time.”

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