NYC Street Photography by Matt Weber

April 15, 2014

“FREE SEX…FREE AIDS” 1986

Free-Sex-Aids-1986-posters-matt-weberA reminder of some bad times in New York…

©Matt Weber

April 2, 2014

Harlem 1986

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March 26, 2014

“Store For Sale” The Bronx 1986

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Basketball Court Bronx 1987

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March 24, 2014

The New York Cancer Hospital 1986

cancer-hospital-nyc-matt-weberFor over a quarter century, this old building sat vacant, except for a few homeless people who camped there. Fortunately the landmarks commission saved the building which has forty foot wide circular towers. Apparently Teddy Roosevelt’s throat cancer had a lot to do with the building being built. Cancer was finally being recognized as a major issue, and the building served those afflicted till 1955 when it found modern facilities elsewhere, as Sloan Kettering…

©Matt Weber

March 16, 2014

“Urban Blight” 1986

south-bronx-matt-weberJust found this one and it’s the perfect example of how bad things were at one point. This picture is one of the best I took that year and I am amazed that I never noticed it before…

©Matt Weber

March 13, 2014

“The Tree” 1986

TREE-NYC-Brownstone-matt-weberThis stoop was located in midtown somewhere between 1st and 3d Ave. I assume the building was around 100 years old and the tree maybe took root a few years later. I’ve seen trees grow through and around metal fences plenty of times, but this was the most incredible example. I doubt it’s still there, but I haven’t checked in a long time…

©Matt Weber

March 10, 2014

The Guggenheim 1987

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February 23, 2014

“New Home for the Urban Prisoner” 1989

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I don’t remember where this awful looking building is, but I assume it was meant to incarcerate the new exploding population of crack-Heads that were making NYC a real drag back in ’89…
If I am wrong and this is a condo with slits for windows, then I wasn’t keeping up with the latest real estate trends…

©Matt Weber

February 21, 2014

“West Side Highway” 2013

traffic-lights-nyc-matt-weber©Matt Weber

February 19, 2014

Greenwich Village 2013

saint-vincwent's-hospital-matt-weberThe last remnants of Saint Vincent’s hospital…

©Matt Weber

January 29, 2014

PS 166 2012

public-school-166-matt-weber©Matt Weber

December 13, 2013

“The 59th Street Bridge (Feelin’ Groovy)” 1985

59th-street-bridge-matt-weber©Matt Weber

November 26, 2013

Guggenheim (Infra-Red) 1996

guggenheim-matt-weberI think I barely shot ten rolls of Infra-Red film in my life and this picture was from one of those rolls…

©Matt Weber

November 19, 2013

Bubbles Over Broadway

bubbles-broadway-matt-weber©Matt Weber

November 16, 2013

“Easy Rider” 1986

easy-rider-matt-weber-thalia-theater©Matt Weber

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