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Moscot Moves HQ from the Corner to New Orchard Street Store

Posted November 30, 2021 at 5:00 am

Moscot is no longer on the corner, leaving behind Orchard and Delancey for a spot just paces to the south. And for the first time in its history, no rent to pay. As first reported by Bowery Boogie earlier this year, the centenary opticians chose the mid-block space at 94 Orchard as new base of […]

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MOSCOT Launches New Chromeo Collaboration with in-Store Performance

Posted October 14, 2021 at 5:05 am

MOSCOT recently launched a new collaboration with popular electro-funk duo Chromeo. To celebrate, the eyewear company is hosting a live performance of the group at its Orchard Street flagship tonight. According to the press release, the new “luxurious capsule collection” features two limited edition frame styles co-designed by David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” […]

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Moscot Looks to be Opening Down the Block at 94 Orchard Street

Posted September 13, 2021 at 5:04 am

It appears Moscot is again on the move. And likely just down the block. Storefront buildout recently commenced on the ground floor of 94 Orchard Street, the pre-war tenement building CEO Harvey Moscot purchased last May for $4.75 million. Chatter at the construction site alleges that the century-old eyewear business will maintain a presence here […]

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Moscot Appears to be Leaving its Lower East Side Flagship, but is Not [Updated]

Last modified July 8, 2021 at 12:01 pm

[Updated below] Moscot, the fifth-generation Lower East Side eyewear business, is again undergoing change. The indie-luxe brand is reportedly planning to depart its eight-year-old (graffiti-sheathed) flagship on the museum block of Orchard Street. Earlier this week, commercial real estate listings for 108 Orchard began to surface on Craigslist. Updated: the Craigslist post was an error. […]

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Moscot Family Buys Walkup Down the Block from Orchard Street Store

Posted May 26, 2021 at 5:00 am

Eight years after the MOSCOT flagship store crossed the Delancey divide, the family acquired property just down the block.  Public records show that Harvey Moscot, fourth-generation owner and CEO of the century-old eyewear brand, purchased the five-story walkup at 94 Orchard Street. The deal closed earlier this month, under the shell name of SGEN, LLC, […]

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Lower East Sider Spends Birthday Buffing Graffiti from MOSCOT on Orchard Street

Posted March 8, 2021 at 5:00 am

For her birthday, a Lower East Side native only wanted to help MOSCOT restore its image. Its Orchard Street storefront, that is. You’ll recall that the exterior of the cornershop has gradually devolved into a mess of graffiti tags in recent months. Paint on nearly every surface, including the shutters and billboard boxes. There is […]

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MOSCOT Sees its Orchard Street HQ Targeted by Taggers

Posted February 16, 2021 at 5:05 am

This sight isn’t easy on their eyes. MOSCOT, the fifth-generation eyewear company founded on the Lower East Side, has been hidden behind a sheath of graffiti for months. Nearly every available exterior surface of its Orchard Street flagship is adorned in spray-painted tags. Walls, panels, window grates, all of it. 108 Orchard Street is the […]

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Moscot Heads Uptown with New UWS Store

Posted September 23, 2020 at 5:04 am

The Moscot eyewear empire is expanding, pandemic be damned. The multi-generational, family-owned business is headed to the Upper West Side. This news is dispatched just shy of a year from when the spectacle slinger announced a new outpost in Los Angeles. The latest location is scheduled to open this Friday in Lincoln Square (188 Columbus […]

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MOSCOT Opens Los Angeles Store in First Ever US Expansion

Posted October 21, 2019 at 5:06 am

For the first time in its 104-year history, MOSCOT is expanding its stateside footprint. Located on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, the newly opened annex is a “continuation of the brand’s rich history steeped in New York City tradition.” The building is sheathed in yellow and emblazoned with the iconic MOSCOT eyes while driving down […]

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The Newest Tower in the Lower East Side Skyline Gets its Skin

Posted August 13, 2019 at 5:08 am

Simply put, Essex Crossing hogs headlines when it comes to progress of new developments along Delancey Street. And with good reason – there are six towers in varying degrees of completion. Now, another tower officially adds skin to the nascent skyline canyon. It is the development that essentially forced Moscot to move across the street […]

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