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

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…

©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

February 6, 2015

The Strip in COLOR! 1985

Filed under: (Street photography), Cars & Buses, Color, Old New York, signs, Times Square — Matt Weber @ 6:21 am

This trip back to’85 has been fun! Strange non-Kodak film with cool red dots…

©Matt Webernyc-porn-theaters-1980's

February 3, 2015

Taconic State Parkway 1985

A nice Kodachrome moment from one of my ventures north of the city…

©Matt Weberold-car

January 30, 2015

Everyone didn’t drive a Checker…1985

Most of us drove Chevy’s and Ford’s…

©Matt WeberChevy-Impala-Taxi-Cab-1985 copy

January 29, 2015

Night Shift 1985

©Matt WeberCHECKER-TAXI-NYC

January 27, 2015

Peekskill Hollow 1985

Finally scanned this picture of a “Real” gas station which was still in all its 1950’s glamour. The pumps were still operational and my pal’s car was a 1967 R/S small block Camaro…

©Matt WeberCamaro-Amoco-globes-1985 copy

January 25, 2015

West Side Highway (Formerly Miller Highway) 1985

©Matt Webermiller-highway-nyc

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