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

March 26, 2015

Lower East Side 1985

When I was a kid my parents would take me downtown to buy clothes on Grand St. “A penny saved, a penny earned”.

©Matt Weber


March 25, 2015

Hotel Markwell 1986

©Matt WeberTinPanAlley-Hotel-Markwell-1986 copy

March 22, 2015

42d Street AKA The Deuce 1986

©Matt Weber42d-Booths-25¢-Nude-Girls-1986 copy

March 21, 2015


This old bar was right across the street from the Port Authority, and was a colorful place to say the least…©Matt Weber Exchange-BAR-RGB-1986 copy

March 19, 2015


©Matt WeberAmato-Opera-1985 copy

“Harvey’s Chelsea Restaurant” 1986

This place was a fixture on West 18th St for over a century!

©Matt Weberh

March 18, 2015

“Blue Sky Restaurant” Interborough Rapid Transit Company 1985


March 17, 2015

“Blue Sky” 1985

This is one of my favorite pictures from the early batch of color I have just recently scanned…©Matt Weberold nyc-diner

March 16, 2015

NYC 1986

©Matt WeberREAGAN-HALLOWEEN-1986 copy

March 14, 2015

Brooklyn 1988

©Matt WeberFUNERAL-1988 copy

“LUNCHEON” Harlem 1985

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

©Matt Weber

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

March 7, 2015

West 85th Street Super Mart 1986

©Matt WeberWest-85th-Super-Mart-1986 copy

March 6, 2015

“Carnival” Times Sq. 1985

I couldn’t find out anything about this place which was located just east of Times Sq.

©Matt WeberTimes-CARNIVAL-BAR-1985 copy

March 4, 2015


Here’s one for the upper east siders who might recall shopping here or at least passing by…

©Matt WeberImported-Paprika-1986 copy

March 3, 2015

China House 1985

China-House-Neon-1985 copy©Matt WeberChina-House-Neon-1985 copy

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