10 Years After its Demise, Former Rock Club Sin-é is Getting Demolished for 6-Story Condo Development

Posted on: May 31st, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The former brick-box headquarters of rock club Sin-é on Attorney Street – dormant since its closure ten years ago – is now coming down. Installation of the one-story sidewalk bridge is now complete, signaling the next phase of demolition.

No surprises here. The property at 148-150 Attorney has been a target of development for the last several years. Plans were initially filed, and approved, in the summer of 2015 for a six-story condo development designed by Issac & Stern Architects. But the project was sidelined and put on the market in November of that year. It appears, however, that Two Kings Real Estate, which scooped up the old club for $3.8 million in January, will follow through on the original proposal.

According to the updated plans filed with the Department of Buildings in March, the six-story project will boast 7,000 square-feet of residential space spread across six full-floor condos. The city currently lists the project as “disapproved.”

Photo: Issac Stern Architects

The new 148 Attorney Street is scheduled for a nebulous “2018” completion.

Sin-é pinballed around the city during its two-decade run. It 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.

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