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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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The Tower at MOSCOT’s Old Orchard Street HQ is Now Above Ground

Posted December 6, 2018 at 5:08 am

Six years after MOSCOT moved across the street, the multimillion-dollar cause of its ousting is slowly ascending. We’re talking, of course, about the twelve-story tower currently under construction at the northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets. Foundation and underpinning work recently wrapped, and the superstructure skeleton is now poking above the plywood. Sitting at […]

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Construction Commences on 12-Story Luxury Rentals at Former Moscot HQ on Delancey Street

Posted October 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

The northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets is getting boxed in as we speak. Indeed, after many months of neglect – the fence itself was constantly falling down – construction is set to commence on a shiny 12-story luxury phallus. Plywood supports were installed yesterday afternoon around the sidewalk perimeter of the 86 Delancey […]

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Scope out the 12-Story Luxury Rentals that will Replace Moscot’s Former HQ

Posted July 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

With the site of Moscot’s former location currently a sandlot – 86 Delancey (aka 118 Orchard) – the time is apparently ripe to show off the imminent multimillion-dollar makeover. Indeed, fresh visuals surfaced yesterday via SWA Architecture revealing the true nature of the twelve-story luxury rental building. This is a stark departure from the spartan […]

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