Hyman began selling eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street.
Having amassed a following of loyal customers, Hyman opened the family’s first shop at 94 Rivington Street.
Joined the family business at age 15. Took over the reins and settled on Orchard Street, which would be home for the next eight decades.
Charming, educated and devoted to his customers, while conveying the family’s values to his sons.
Dr. Harvey Moscot
CEO of MOSCOT: Dr. Moscot is also the founder of MOSCOT Mobileyes (charity) and MOSCOT Music.
Brand visionary, joined the family business in 1992.
Formally trained industrial designer, came on board, making him the fifth generation Moscot to join the family business.
Where it all began
The MOSCOT optical roots were first planted in America by Great 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.
A Global Community Built On Neighborhood Values
While now recognized as a global fashion brand, MOSCOT remains, at heart, a neighborhood optical shop.
MOSCOT Music originated in 2004 at the Orchard Street Shop, when 4th Generation Harvey Moscot grabbed his guitar and started jamming out on a rainy Saturday. Guests lined up, staff members and 5th Generation Zack Moscot joined and since then, MOSCOT has added a music element to its repertoire, by connecting fans worldwide with emerging and established musical artists.