Friday, February 03, 2012

Moscot, Iconic Manhattan Eyewear Store, Now Open On Court Street, Brooklyn

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Moscot, the nearly hundred year old New York City eyewear institution with flagship stores on Orchard Street and 14th Street in Manhattan, just opened in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, this week after a tasteful renovation to the old storefront at 159 Court Street.
According to its web site,  Moscot, a family business,  was started by patriarch Hyman Moscot, "who arrived from Eastern Europe via Ellis Island in 1899.  He began selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street on Manhattan's famed Lower East Side."
One wonders why it took so long for the Moscot family to have ventured into our fair borough.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent addition to the hood! So glad we did not get another nail salon or burger joint...

Anonymous said...

Moscot would have done better in Williamsburg but I see the location will feed on transient Trader Joe runoff. There are so many optical places around. Just a reminder, and I've used the original on Orchard for years as well as Insight Optical on Court St, Moscot's private line of eyewear is made in China, something that isn't in the Moscot heritage. So, the frames break. Just becareful when you spend $250 here. You will not be getting quality only style. On a positive note, it is nice to see Moscot there than a bank or a chain.

John said...

Welcome, Moscot, but I miss Photo Floral.