Yossel Atlas was a Milliner
Yossel Atlas made ladies hats that he sold from his Madison Avenue store in New York City.
Mayer Hofstein started life in America in the milliner trade.
Mayer lived a few blocks away from the Atlas family. Feige Kolik had an apartment in this area too.
Hypothesis: Atlas family introduced Feige Kolik to Mayer Hofstein.
Feige Kolik stayed with Yossel Atlas in 1914
Atlas, Feige and Mayer lived near each other.
Mayer was milliner, too. may be Atlas introduced Feige to Mayer.