MOSCOT IS A MUST-VISIT FOR THE DISCERNING TRAVELER
All Roads Lead to the Optical Style Purveyor and 100 Year Old Lower East Side Institution
– For an authentic taste of New York City, take the F train a few stops south to Manhattan’s famed Lower East City to visit venerable eyewear purveyor, MOSCOT Eyewear and Eyecare, a New York City institution for over 90 years and an eyewear emporium like no other.
The funky, eclectic original store on the corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets has been home to MOSCOT since great, great grandfather Hyman Moscot came through Ellis Island and began selling eyeglasses from a pushcart on the very same block. Four generations later, brothers Kenny and Dr. Harvey MOSCOT are at the helm of what has become the favorite haunt of the City’s hipsters, fashionistas and artistes, not to mention celebrity fans like Sarah Jessica Parker, Tim Robbins, Jeff Goldblum, John Leguizamo or the cast of Saturday Night Live, all of whom you’re likely to be jostling for space with at the counter.
A virtual history museum, the store is jam packed with vintage photos of the Lower East Side and the MOSCOT family from the 30s, 40s and 50’s, and all of the hottest styles of glasses and sunglasses including popular celebrity favorite, the MOSCOT Originals vintage-inspired glasses, worn by the likes of Johnny Depp, Alicia Keyes, Moby and more. Have one of MOSCOT’s style experts fit you with the perfect pair of glasses or sunglasses and you’ll return home with a hot new look that will have your friends and neighbors jonesing for a trip to the big Apple!
Couple your visit to MOSCOT with a visit to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, just a few blocks away. Then spend some time visiting the local art galleries, a who’s who of the city’s hot emerging artists, and finish the day with drinks and dinner and any one of the neighborhood’s dozens of bars, restaurants and clubs that make the LES the city’s Mecca for what’s happening now!