SOL MOSCOT, Lower East Side

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Hopefully, Sol Moscot [formerly 118 Orchard, at Delancey, shown here] will take this iconic sign with them when they move directly across Delancey Street, to 108 Orchard. Founded on Rivington Street in 1915 after founder Hyman started selling eyeglasses from a pushcart in 1899, Moscot had occupied this location since 1935.

2/6/13





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3 Responses to SOL MOSCOT, Lower East Side

  1. Zen says:

    That’s right near the Tenement Museum, a fascinating relic of old NYC. Possibly the only one left untouched since the 30s when they were outlawed.

  2. will says:

    The real tragedy is losing the 2nd floor interior – that is old school new york. Sad.

  3. Someone says:

    Ahh, the memories of getting eyeglasses at Moscot’s.

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