Before anything I’d like to thank my friends who politely bashed me for the lack of updates to the blog last week.. Due to a VERY heavy workload I was unable to update as frequent as usual, but since then the workload has died down a bit allowing me to continue to provide my friends and random people with (what I think is ) interesting fashion, art, music, etc. Sorry guys, but I’m back! LOL.
Now to the topic at hand, MOSCOT EYEWEAR.
MOSCOT Eyewear and Eyecare Since 1915 has been a New York City institution for nearly 100 years.
The MOSCOT optical roots were first planted by great grandfather, patriarch, Hyman Moscot, who arrived from Eastern Europe via Ellis Island in 1899 and began selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street on Manhattan’s famed Lower East Side. In 1915, having establishing himself in the neighborhood as the “go-to” guy for glasses, Hyman opened what would become MOSCOT’s first retail space at 94 Rivington Street.
Hyman’s son, Sol, began helping his father in the store as a young boy. This would mark the beginning of Sol’s passion for people and opticianry. Sol’s expertise developed quickly and he soon took over the family business and Sol Moscot Opticians, as it was known then, was officially established.
From its original location on Rivington Street, the business changed locations until 1951 when it settled at 118 Orchard Street on the corner of Delancey Street, where the retail store and the MOSCOT Museum remain today.
Find out more about Moscot HERE.