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

April 21, 2015

Hell’s Kitchen 1989

©Matt Weber2-ChevyTaxisManRunning-1989 copy

April 17, 2015

86th Street & Broadway 2007

My old corner…

©Matt Weber*86thStreet-Groupers-2007 copy

April 4, 2015

Hell’s Kitchen 1987

©Matt WeberCRew-Hell's-Kitchen-1987 copy

April 1, 2015

VESELKA 1988

©Matt WeberVESELKA-Man-1988 copy

March 31, 2015

“The Hustler” 2006

One of my favorite subway pictures…

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March 30, 2015

Homophobic Humor 1989

©Matt WEberHomophobic-Humor-1989 copy

Broadway 1998

©Matt WeberShadow-Broadway-1998-8000 copy

March 29, 2015

VALENTINO SHOE REPAIR 1987

If you look closely you can see Mr. Valentino at work…

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

©Matt WeberValentino-ShoeRepair-1987 copy

March 23, 2015

East 9th Street 1986

This man was often seen panhandling on 9th St. just east of 3d Ave. He never said a word…©Matt WeberRED-Hat-Hobo-EAST-9th-St-1986 copy

March 21, 2015

EXCHANGE BAR 1986

This old bar was right across the street from the Port Authority, and was a colorful place to say the least…

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

©Matt Weber Exchange-BAR-RGB-1986 copy

March 20, 2015

Hello Spring!

This past winter was the coldest one in a long time. I stayed in my room scanning old negatives and considered myself very lucky for the distraction! This picture and the expression on these fellow New Yorkers, sums up the way I feel about winter. Not ready for Florida yet, but I’m getting long in the tooth and my bones don’t deal with 10º weather the way the once did…Good riddance! ©MATT WEBERnyc-winter-2015

March 11, 2015

NYC 1988

I don’t remember where this picture was taken…

©Matt WeberMan-Enters-Door-1988 copy

March 10, 2015

The Wise Man of 100th Street 1988

Don’t ask why he was wise, I just have a strong feeling about the man…

©Matt WeberOLd-BlackMan-Smoking-100th-st copy

March 9, 2015

Upper West Side 1988

A small but “important” detail of this picture is the old 1960’s Pepsi-Cola Sign in the background which had been hanging in front of “La Caridad” for a long time when I snapped these workers riding in the truck. If I wasn’t a sign collector and a fan of their Spanish-American cuisine then I’m sure the demo guys would be the only part of this picture which mattered…

©Matt WeberRite-Way-Demo-LaCaridad-1988 copy

Williamsburg 1988

Williamsburg-Tunnel-2-men-1988 copyIn 1988 this tunnel was not a place you wanted to be…

Remember that almost all of my images are available as prints, and also can be licensed for commercial & documentary use. Thanks

©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

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