Moscot - Cobble Hill

159 Court St

Moscot is a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear – The Moscot Originals, Moscot Spirit, Moscot Originals Sun and Moscot Sun Collections. Moscot infuses its unmistakably refined, downtown aesthetic with nearly 100 years ... more

Moscot is a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear – The Moscot Originals, Moscot Spirit, Moscot Originals Sun and Moscot Sun Collections. Moscot infuses its unmistakably refined, downtown aesthetic with nearly 100 years of eyewear expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship to create its timeless eyewear. While now recognized as a global lifestyle brand beloved by fans worldwide, Moscot remains, at heart, a neighborhood optical shop. The Moscot optical roots were first planted in America by great grandfather and family patriarch, Hyman Moscot, who arrived from Eastern Europe via Ellis Island in 1899. Hyman began selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street on Manhattan's famed Lower East Side, and the rest, as they say, is history! In 1925, Hyman's son, Sol, joined the family business and at the tender age of only 15, he helped take over the reigns of the family's first retail shop, Moscot's, at 94 Rivington Street. By 1936, Moscot was settled at 118 Orchard Street, on the corner of Delancey Street, where it remains to this day. The family opened its second shop at 69 West 14th Street, on the corner of Sixth Avenue in downtown ... more

Moscot is a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear – The Moscot Originals, Moscot Spirit, Moscot Originals Sun and Moscot Sun Collections. Moscot infuses its unmistakably refined, downtown aesthetic with nearly 100 years of eyewear expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship to create its timeless eyewear. While now recognized as a global lifestyle brand beloved by fans worldwide, Moscot remains, at heart, a neighborhood optical shop.

The Moscot optical roots were first planted in America by great grandfather and family patriarch, Hyman Moscot, who arrived from Eastern Europe via Ellis Island in 1899. Hyman began selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street on Manhattan's famed Lower East Side, and the rest, as they say, is history!

In 1925, Hyman's son, Sol, joined the family business and at the tender age of only 15, he helped take over the reigns of the family's first retail shop, Moscot's, at 94 Rivington Street. By 1936, Moscot was settled at 118 Orchard Street, on the corner of Delancey Street, where it remains to this day.

The family opened its second shop at 69 West 14th Street, on the corner of Sixth Avenue in downtown Manhattan, which now hails as the company's flagship location. In 2012, Moscot opened its Court Street shop in the landmark neighborhood of Cobble hill in Brooklyn, New York - bringing the family story full circle as the third generation Moscots were born and raised just down the way.


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Cobble Hill Description

Moscot - Cobble Hill is located in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. Cobble Hill may often get mistaken for its big brother, Brooklyn Heights, but it's unquestionably a neighborhood with its own charm and style. The dueling main streets of Court and Smith offer a wealth of shops and restaurants of every stripe and style.

There's Hibino, serving sushi and traditional Japanese dishes like fresh tofu and beef kakuni, or Bocca Lupo, with their masterful menu of unbelievable, paralyzing Italian cuisine. Since no upscale New York neighborhood can exist without one—or twelve—French bistros, Cobble Hill has Quercy, a bright provincial restaurant specializing in food that feels like a home-cooked meal, if home just happened to be France, and your mother charged you a prix-fixe for a seat at the table.

The best of the bars in old Cobble Hill are as eclectic as they come anywhere in the city. Last Exit represents the hip eccentrics, with a curiously decorated garden in warm weather and indoor furnishings that might've previously adorned the curb. The music, however, is great, the prices are right, and the after-work suits are usually gone by the time any sane person would head to a bar. The Waterfront Ale House represents the traditional, with a jam-packed selection of beers and—fancy that—ales as well as a truly tantalizing menu, which looks even more appetizing wearing two pints of Hoegarrden. Then there's the relaxing atmosphere of Floyd, which will sate anyone who's read our Park Slope Guide and desires some competitive, inebriated bocce ball.

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159 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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