Sin-é Signage Still Intact at 148-150 Attorney

Posted on: August 25th, 2010 at 6:14 am by

Rock club Sin-é shut down for good on April 2, 2007 after a long and storied career in the Lower East Side.  The iconic venue originally got its start on St. Mark’s Place in 1989, closed in 1996, had a brief stint in Brooklyn in 2000, then re-opened at 148-150 Attorney Street in 2002.  This was to be its final resting place. Now three years after the closure, a subtle reminder of its music legacy lives on.

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Indeed, the small blue neon sign remains affixed to the roofline, but stays perpetually dark.

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148-150 Attorney Street was briefly on the open market in late 2008 [PDF], but StreetEasy shows no actual sales transactions for this time period. Asking price for the space at the time of listing was $3.25 million for 1,765 square-feet.  These days, however, the property remains quiet, except for the loading and unloading happening across the street.

It was Jeff Buckley who first put the club on the mainstream map after releasing his Live at Sin-e EP in 1993.  Other notable performers at the original location were Ben Folds, David Gray, and the October Project.

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