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

January 31, 2015

Farewell Daitch Shopwell 1985

©Matt WeberWorker-Demo-Bees-1985 copy

January 30, 2015

NYC 1985

©Matt Weberempire-state-building-sunset

January 28, 2015

Levy’s Famous Frankfurters 1985

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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…

©Matt Weberold-movie-theaters-NYC

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.

©Matt Weberjefferson-theater-nyc

January 20, 2015

The Beacon Bowling Alley 1985

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January 19, 2015

East 13th Street & 3d Ave. 1985

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

January 18, 2015

East Harlem 1988

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

©Matt WeberStuffedAnimalTenement-1988 copy

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 14, 2015

Harlem 1985

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

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

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

January 7, 2015

Union Sq. 1985

Union Sq. is now a very happening meeting place for the younger New Yorkers, but thirty years ago, it wasn’t…©Matt WeberUnionSq-RGB-1985 copy

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