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

August 24, 2015

The Bronx 2014

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August 3, 2015

West Side (Miller Highway) 1986

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July 20, 2015

West 63d Street (Thelonious Sphere Monk Circle) 1985

This dead end block is one of the last traces of an entire neighborhood which was razed to make way for Lincoln Center. West Side Story was filmed in “San Juan Hill” and also east Harlem, but this was where the story was suppose to take place. Monk lived in a tenement here for many years, and the city finally renamed this block after him…

©Matt Weber

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July 14, 2015

NYC 2005

I think it was Tom Brokaw who labeled those Americans who grew up during the depression and served in WW II as the “Greatest Generation”, and I was thinking about that when I took this picture…©Matt Webergeneration-gap

June 5, 2015

“Playland” Harlem 1987

Many people remember the Playland arcades of Times Square, but how many hung out at the one uptown?

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June 4, 2015

Blonde on Blonde 2015

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June 3, 2015

“APE 105” Early Tag Photographed in ’85

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May 30, 2015

Central Park 2015

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More Nocturnal Nonsense 2015

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May 28, 2015

Coney Island 1986

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May 27, 2015

Street Kids 1988

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April 28, 2015

NYC 1989

Back in the day, it seemed like every single playground had a special entrance which was sometimes more convenient, and also allowed us to come and go late at night…©Matt Weber

Remember, I can license almost any image on this site for documentary use, and I also sell signed prints at a very reasonable price…Thanks!KidChainLinkFence-1989 copy

March 29, 2015

Broadway Local 2004 (Silver Gelatin Print)

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March 14, 2015

“LUNCHEON” Harlem 1985

Harlem-Coke-Buttons-1985 copyThis corner was the subject of one of my favorite Black & White pictures.

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

©Matt Weber

February 14, 2015

“Alphabet City” 1986

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

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December 31, 2014

LOVE

I always post my favorite picture of the year on the last day.

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December 21, 2014

Self-Titled 2013

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December 18, 2014

Coney Island 2014

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December 11, 2014

“A Carny comes to Coney” 2014

homeless-teenagersThe kid on the right said he was a carny from Texas…

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December 10, 2014

“Double Dutch” Harlem 1988

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

©Matt Weber

December 9, 2014

The Turtles of the 79th Street Rotunda

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December 7, 2014

No Helmets 1988

no-helmets-kids-bicyclesAlmost impossible to see kids riding a bike without helmets these days…

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December 6, 2014

Summer of ’14

**Coney-Surf-Teen-Beauty-Happy-2014 copyThis might be my favorite summer snap from 2014. I just read that Arthur Leipzig had died and he spent some time shooting Coney Island before I was born. I have  many books from the photographers who worked New York back in the days of the Photo League, and I hope that some of my work contains a tiny essence of their spirit…

Good quick read on Mr. Leipzig in the Times.

December 5, 2014

Ouiga

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