6-Story Condo Atop Former Sin-é Rock Club on Attorney Street is Proceeding

Posted on: September 15th, 2015 at 5:00 am by
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The former Sin-é rock club on Attorney Street is going shi-shi.

Demolition permits were issued around this time last year, but zero activity transpired in the interim. Behind the scenes, however, the developer spent the time refining the project plans for the Department of Buildings. Disapproval was the status for months, but the proverbial green-light finally came in mid-August.

148 Attorney Street will, in due course, sprout a six-story, mixed-use luxury building. As previously reported, the finished product will boast a total of 6,943 square-feet of floor area, most of which is dedicated to four full-floor condos, including a penthouse duplex; the remaining 1,365 square-feet is earmarked for retail use (probably three stores).

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

Its neon remains on display for the time being, albeit unplugged.

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Photo: Issac Stern Architects

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