Black and White Street Photographs of New York City by Matt Weber

March 28, 2015

“A View From a Bridge” 1985

A glimpse of Manhattan’s skyline from points unknown…

©Matt WeberBridge-Blimp-1985 copy

March 19, 2015

AMATO OPERA 1985

©Matt WeberAmato-Opera-1985 copy

March 13, 2015

“Sugar Hill” Harlem 1985

At one point in time, you could double park and come out to find your car stripped down to the bone!

©Matt WeberHarlem-Sugar-Hill-Candy-Car-1985 copy

March 11, 2015

“Globeless in America” 1985

©Matt WeberOutPost-Gas-Pumps-Clockfaces-1985 copy

March 10, 2015

“Leaking Stubby” 1985

I really like this old “Stubby” and its crumbling surroundings which I assume were somewhere in lower Manhattan…

©Matt WeberStubby-Fire-Hydrant-Leaking-1985 copy

March 4, 2015

“Queen’s Lace” Miller Highway 1985

 

©Matt WeberFlowers-Miller-Highway-1985 copy

March 2, 2015

“My First Taxicab” 1985

There was this cute little gas station on 94th & 3d Ave. and my taxi had a KYSOR AC unit on the roof, which was made for trucks. Needless to say, I was chilling…

 

3B82-Taxi-Gas-Sation-94-3d-1985 copy

March 1, 2015

“The Beginning of the End” 1985

©Matt WeberAbandoned-Tenements-XXX-Truck-1985 copy

February 27, 2015

Harlem 1985

I just scanned this Kodachrome slide from ’85 and it is all about the old traffic light. Back when I took the picture these were already very rare. Besides this one in Harlem, there was one in central park and another one on Park Ave. Forgotten New York has more on these beautiful structures…

This image and most others can be licensed for documentary use and is also available as a signed print…

©Matt WeberHarlem-Wheelie-TrafficLight-1985 copy

February 24, 2015

SOHO 1986

Does anyone remember this little newsstand turned fruit stand on Prince St? One day the owner discovered these vintage Camel signs underneath some plywood, and the pickup truck complimented the scene perfectly…

©Matt WeberCamel-Signs-Pickup-Truck-Soho-1986 copy

February 13, 2015

FORD Maverick parked in front of S.O.B.’s 1986

©Matt WeberSOB's-nightclub-nyc

February 11, 2015

“Red Corvette Diner” 1986

I remember driving down the west side highway one day and saying “Oh Shit, look at that!” Someone bought a ’65 Vette and placed the stripped beauty on top of that old diner. I never went to the place despite the fact that I liked Doo-Wop more than most people I knew…

©Matt WeberRed-Corvette-Diner-1986 copy

February 9, 2015

Williamsburg 1985

This old porcelain sign had started to fade from decades of sunlight, but I’m sure the lamp post it was attached to was much older. More info on this can be found at Forgotten New York

©Matt Weberold-lamp-post-nyc

February 8, 2015

“Omen” 1985

Weird what we photograph sometimes…

©Matt Weber
Jet-Plane-Building-1985 copy

“The Concorde Lands” 1985

One day I dropped someone off at JFK and decided to go to nearby Gateway park and just sit there and wait. British Airways and Air France were the only companies flying Concordes and I knew I might be waiting for a long time. It looked so different, and really was a beautiful bird as it landed…I don’y fly but I would’ve liked to have gone for a ride on that plane. I think a one way ticket to London was at least $5,000 but maybe it was $10k, I forget.

©Matt WeberConcorde-Lands-JFK-1985 copy

February 7, 2015

Red Dog 1985

©Matt WeberRedCab-RedDog-1985 copy

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