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

January 24, 2015

Consecutive Frames 1985

It just so happened that these pictures were of two old movie theaters which were being torn down at the same exact time…Sad if you lived on the upper west side when it was a middle class neighborhood…

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Upper West Side 1985

It has always been common to see a twenty year old Chevrolet on the streets of Manhattan. So why is this anything but common?   ©Matt WeberSilver-Corvette-1985 copy

January 23, 2015

The Circle Line 1985

I keep finding old negatives from ’85 which have elements of my childhood. This boat would have been the one I rode on several times. Long gone, I imagine it may have been pre-war, and it left one exposed to the elements much more than the new ships…

©Matt Webercircle-line-brooklyn

January 22, 2015

East 14th Street 1985

At first I was far more interested in photographing the old buildings and signs than the people of New York, which is obvious by what I focused my camera on…That would change.

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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
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January 20, 2015

The Beacon Bowling Alley 1985

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January 19, 2015

East 13th Street & 3d Ave. 1985

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January 18, 2015

East Harlem 1988

A rather famous display of stuffed animals in an abandoned building uptown…

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January 17, 2015

Checker Heading West on 86th Street 1985

The little five story buildings in the background are no longer with us. A 21 story uber edifice replaced them in 2008 and there are 21 apartments in the building…©Matt Weberchecker-taxi-nyc-1985

January 16, 2015

Hell’s Kitchen 1985

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January 15, 2015

LOEW’S 83 ST 1985

I just noticed the stained glass details on the old marquee…

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42d Street AKA “The Deuce” 1985

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January 14, 2015

Young Love 1985

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Harlem 1985

©Matt WeberHarlem-White-Trucks-RGB-1985 copy

January 13, 2015

West End Superette 1985

Shopped here every day as a kid with my grandma…

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January 12, 2015

West Side Highway 1985

The old lampposts on the west side highway were noteworthy to me as I began photographing New York.

©Matt Weberold-lamppost-nyc

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