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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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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 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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MOSCOT Crosses the Pond to Open New London Location

Posted October 21, 2015 at 5:19 am

It’s turning out to be quite the centennial for MOSCOT. The iconic Lower East Side optical company will expand yet again. This time across the pond to the United Kingdom. Next month, Manhattan-based MOSCOT will debut its flagship store in London’s West End neighborhood. Like its other locations around the world, 37 Beak Street will […]

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Moscot Celebrates 100th Anniversary with New Smart Car and Eyewear Line

Posted January 16, 2015 at 5:16 am

This is a momentous year for Lower East Side retail legend Moscot. Yesterday afternoon, the fifth-generation eyewear brand officially celebrated its 100th Anniversary with some interesting product updates. They’re going big, it seems, having teased loyal fans for the last couple weeks. First, and most surprising, Moscot joined forces with Smart to create a limited […]

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12-Story Tower Planned for the Old Moscot Site on Delancey

Posted October 2, 2014 at 5:23 am

Exactly two years ago to the day, we broke news of Moscot’s move across Delancey Street. We noted at the time that a tower would likely rise on the site. You see, the two parcels comprising 118 and 120 Orchard Street were combined into one zoning lot shortly before our report. The two-story box remained […]

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Nicole Atkins to Play MOSCOT Music Space Tonight

Posted November 21, 2013 at 10:30 am

Sultry Brooklyn singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins is back from recording her third full length, Slow Phaser, in Sweden, and is now making her way around the local circuit. She’ll be playing a free live show at the MOSCOT Music Space, that teeny venue in the front windows of MOSCOT’s new digs at 108 Orchard Street. The show […]

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Moscot Opens New Outpost in Seoul

Posted July 19, 2013 at 5:10 am

Moscot just crossed another body of water for the second time in as many years. This time, though, it’s international.

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MOSCOT Opens New Orchard Street Flagship

Posted May 23, 2013 at 6:26 am

After much anticipation and hype, the new MOSCOT flagship is now open at 108 Orchard Street. They’re celebrating with a “once-in-77.5-years-only-moving special” that includes 15% discount on MOSCOT-branded frames. Today only. Sum told, it took seven months from our first report to official launch. Not bad, all things considered. Meanwhile, here’s a look at the new MOSCOT window displays, which carry […]

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