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

January 31, 2015

Breyer’s Sign New Jersey 1985

©Matt WeberBREYERS-Sign-1985 copy

January 28, 2015

Levy’s Famous Frankfurters 1985

©Matt WeberLEVY's-Franks-1985 copy

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 26, 2015

Corner Book Store 1985

To heck with the snow, I found this snap last night which will compliment the B&W version I posted earlier…

©Matt WeberCorner-Book-Store-RGB-1985 copy

January 25, 2015

West Side Highway (Formerly Miller Highway) 1985

©Matt Webermiller-highway-nyc

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.

©Matt Weberjefferson-theater-nyc

January 20, 2015

The Beacon Bowling Alley 1985

©Matt Weberneon-sign-lit=up

January 19, 2015

East 13th Street & 3d Ave. 1985

©Matt Weber13th-3d-Scuba-RGB-1985 copy

January 15, 2015

LOEW’S 83 ST 1985

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

©Matt Weberold-movie-theaters-nyc

42d Street AKA “The Deuce” 1985

©Matt Weberporn-xxx-movies-42dStreet

January 13, 2015

West End Superette 1985

Shopped here every day as a kid with my grandma…

©Matt WeberWEST-END-SUPERETTE-1985 copy

January 12, 2015

Benny’s 89th & Broadway 1985

A sad photo of a tiny restaurant which was built into the New Yorker movie theater, and had to give way to a high-rise in ’85…

©Matt WeberBennys-GreasySpoon-RGB-1985 copy

January 11, 2015

Maxwell House 1985

©Matt WeberMaxwell-House-Neon-1985 copy

January 9, 2015

Howard Johnson’s Neon 1985

This sign was one of New York’s better examples of neon craftsmanship. Finding this color negative was a pleasant surprise as I has been happy to have this in black & white…

©Matt Weberhoward-Johnsons-neon-nyc

B.M.T. 1985

I don’t think this sign was still lit at night when I took this picture, but I imagine it was very photogenic…©Matt Weberold-subway-sign-nyc

January 8, 2015

Brooklyn 1985

Studebaker went out of business in ’66 but this dealer was still standing in Brooklyn almost twenty years later…

©Matt WeberStudebaker-Brooklyn-1985 copy

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