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

February 27, 2015

89th Street Community Garden 1985

My dad fought against Ed Koch who suddenly wanted to build townhouses on this abandoned lot, where a few industrious upper west siders had been growing tomatoes. The real estate values had finally begun to climb after many years of stagnation. My dad was able to convince the city to leave one sliver of the garden alone, and now the garden known for its flowers is a place of relaxation for many, with occasional plays and music being performed there.

©Matt Webercommunity-garden-upper-west-side Garden-2-1985 copy AGP-Garden-x2-1985 copy

February 15, 2015

My Stoop 1986

©Matt Weberupper-west-side

January 31, 2015

“Once Upon a Time in New York”

©Matt Weber 1987Sam-Rohn-Montes-1987 copy

January 26, 2015

Jesus

©Matt Weberhomeless-snow-nyc

January 23, 2015

Michael Jordan’s Favorite Dunk! 1991

Jordan-Slams-1991 copy Jordan-Slams-After-1991 copyIt just so happens that Michael has said this dunk was his all time favorite!

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January 21, 2015

Mickey Mantle & The Scooter 1985

Today’s baseball fans have no idea how talented #7 was…©Matt Weber
Mickey-Mantle-1985 copy

January 16, 2015

Hell’s Kitchen 1985

©Matt Webermural-nyc-

January 10, 2015

34th Street 2014

 

©Matt Weber**3-index-FINGERS!-2014 copy

January 6, 2015

VJ 1985

What can I say? My old friend VJ was 21 years old when I took this picture and the light was just right. This one makes me look more like Bruce Weber, than Matt Weber!

©Matt Weber

Vern-Shirtless-1985 copy

January 5, 2015

A pair of “Fishbowls” 1986

The GM “Fishbowl” Busses hit the street around 1961 and were still running till 1990 or so, at least as the 86th St crosstown they were…©Matt Weber2-Fishbowl-GM-Buses-1986 copy

January 4, 2015

Untitled 2014

©Matt WeberBus-BlackMan-Yellow-Pole-2014 copy

December 30, 2014

Lower East Side 1988

A couple of oldtimers schmoozing…

©Matt Weber2-OldtimersSchmoozing-1988 copy

Jamming on the Shuttle 2014

©Matt WeberSub-Eric-Plays-Guitar-2014 copy

December 29, 2014

42d Street 2014

©Matt Weber
*42d-Woman-Smokes-Man-Stares-2014 copy

December 28, 2014

Untitled 2014

©Matt WeberSub-FIST-BW-2014 copy

December 26, 2014

The Future is in Good Hands

©Matt WeberGlobal-Happy-Boys!-2k-bw-2014

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